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[[folder:Lora ''(Laura)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Anna Koval (English)

Jin and Haze's former Driver.
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* AbusiveParents: From what little we see of her father, he was a violent drunk, ready to stab his own daughter to get his Core Crystal back after she accidentally awakened Jin. As she was now under the protection of one of the world's strongest Blades, it didn't go well for him.
* IdenticalStranger: Her and Haze looked like sisters, and even had the same voice in the Japanese version. While they were hardly strangers, given the wide variety Blades come in, this level of similarity due to resonance was treated as quite unique (Blades do often take on aspects of the person who first awakens them, but normally not to such an extreme degree).
* MoralityPet: Is this to Jin, at least after [[spoiler:Jin becomes a flesh eater]]. Albeit its a pretty questionable case, as he uses Lora's death more as a reminder of why he believes himself justified in the atrocities he commits, while knowing full well Lora would hate him for what he is doing.
* PosthumousCharacter: Lived 500 years ago, having fought alongside Addam in the Aegis War.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Her death at Amalthusís attack on Torna, and a moment of weakness when she despaired over Jin forgetting her, is what ultimately led to Jin joining Malos.]]
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[[folder:Addam Origo]]

-->Voiced by: Yusuke Handa (Japanese), Paul Thornley (English)

The legendary hero of Torna and the former Driver of Mythra.
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* {{Bishonen}}: From the little we see of him, he was handsome in his youth, and rather interestingly, resembles an older, lighter-haired Rex.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs. Zeke is ''mortified'' to learn that spicy food gave him diarrhea, and begs Mythra to stop when she begins rattling other little known facts about his hero.
* ButNowIMustGo: It is stated that after sealing away the Aegis, the hero Addam disappeared from the world. Although his phantasm states he has long since departed from the world, it is never elaborated upon what exactly became of him.
* FamedInStory: He is the most famous hero in Alrest, to the point that he is something of a deified hero, a childhood idol to many such as Zeke.
* GenerationXerox: Rex is seen as this to him by many who knew him, particularly Mythra/Pyra. They even look somewhat alike.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is the previous Driver of the Aegis and the hero who saved the world from Malos 500 years ago.
* InTheHood: He seems to have preferred to keep his hood up even in the company of his comrades, obscuring his features.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is long since dead from the start of the story.
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!Argentum

[[folder:Bana ''(Ban)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese), Stephen Critchlow (English)

Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild. He hired Rex to aid Torna in their endeavors to obtain the Aegis for his own profit.

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* BadBoss: Makes Lila continue to attack even when it would destroy her. Near the beginning of the game, he was complicit in letting an entire salvage crew be executed by Jin and Malos for being witnesses to the Aegis, and even further, he even told his own camera feed guy beforehand that he was supposed to die and was ready to scold him for coming out alive.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a tiny goatee growing in his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Willing to do whatever he can to line his own pockets.
* DevilInPlainSight: Unlike [[spoiler:Bana of Bionis]], ''this'' Bana is clearly painted as a villain from the get-go.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat, a sidequest regarding his secret treasure reveals that his true treasure are letters from his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Mamapon]]. Following that, talking to an NPC reveals that Bana loves his parents genuinely, but his obsession with money has been his fatal flaw.]]
** [[spoiler:At the end of the game, after uncovering his Mamapon's letters and completing the ''Farewell, Good Friend'' quest, you get to uncover that the mastermind behind the groups seeking the end of the Ardainian empire is Bana's Dadapon Don Dondon. After beating him, he joins Bana on the wheel and the two go on about how much they love each other]].
* EvilIsBigger: He is much larger than the other Nopon, including Tora.
* FatBastard: Rotundness is a normal Nopon trait, but Bana is a lot bigger than normal and he's an opportunistic slimeball even by his race's standards.
* {{Gonk}}: He's distinctively non-cute compared to other [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], such as having a heavier brow and a garrish beard, mustache and topknot. Even his portraits do little to downplay his relative ugliness, making him look more like a tiny [[Franchise/StarWars Hutt]] with fur. In-universe, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he's still considered cute by Nopon standards]].
* {{Greed}}: He cares for nothing but money to keep his lavish lifestyle sated.
* HateSink: From him granting order to Tora's families deaths, and putting Tatazo into slavery, to torturing Lila when she fails to destroy Poppi, to attempting to assassinate the royalty of Uraya and Mor Ardain, there is nothing likeable about him at all.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Never thought that TheHero Rex would actually try to stop him when he did unscrupulous weapon construction.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots the giant artificial Blade Rosa in his boss fight. Later pilots an improved version without Muimui.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Survives the explosion of Giga Rosa.]]
* MythologyGag: Shares his name with a Nopon from the previous game, [[spoiler:who was also a greed-driven villain. They are both also punished for their crimes by being forced to run on a giant wheel.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bana's attempt to assassinate the leaders of Mor Ardain and Uraya to cause a war between them ultimately causes them to call a ceasefire, since Emperor Niall's HeroicSacrifice convinces Queen Raqura that Niall was sincere in not wanting to start a war with Uraya.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Calls Dughall an idiot due to the latter's excessive flattery and mentioning of their illicit Core Crystals trafficking on an unsecured line. Later on chews out Muimui when he brings the heroes all the way into the factory while failing to capture them.
* TakingYouWithMe: After his attempts to execute the royalty of both Uraya and Mor Ardain fail, Bana attempts to defy them with one last suicidal act by self-destructing Rosa. [[spoiler:It ends up killing no one in the long run]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: He speaks this way in the English dub.
* VillainRespect: It's suggested he has some degree of respect towards Rex, since he calls Rex "Rex-Rex" (which is an AffectionateNickname by Nopon who respect him, like Tora). Might've began when he was impressed with Rex's surprising display of cunning thought during the raid on the Abandoned Factory.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trusted by the populace. Rex only learns of his nefarious misdeeds later on. Albeit it turns out an auditor Nopon in Mor Ardain had been suspicious of Bana for a while, and working on exposing his corruption.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Bana was willing to sell weapons and material to all factions, including Torna. [[spoiler:He later attempts to kill Queen Raqura and frame the Ardainians for the crime so he can profit from a war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.]]
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[[folder:Muimui]]

-->Voiced by: Fuji Mitsuya (Japanese), Jonathan Keeble (English)

Former assistant of professor Soosoo.
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* DeceptiveDisciple: Muimui terminated his internship with Soosoo by terminating Soosoo.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots Rosa alongside Bana.
* TheMole: He worked for Bana while helping the professors, eventually betraying them and taking Lila to be reprogrammed and mass produced as part of Bana's own plans.
* NerdGlasses: Wears swirly glasses, much like [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Tatsu]] before him.
* NumberTwo: Of the Abandoned Factory segment in Mor Ardain, he works for Bana and [[TheHeavy is the one driving the arc in place]].
* TheNondescript: Tora completely forgot Muimui existed simply because he's unmemorable.
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears only a small mask during the flashback of the raid on Soosoo's lab. Tatazo and Tora don't recognize him, but the player most certainly will.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's shown to have survived the fight with Rosa, but is barely conscious. However, his whereabouts following the end of Chapter 4 are unknown. It is not mentioned whether he died from possible injuries in the battle, was taken into custody or [[KarmaHoudini is still a free Nopon]].
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[[folder:Niranira]]

An auditor from Argentum's Intelligence Division, who has been following Bana's illicit dealings.
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* ForensicAccounting: Niranira is an auditor, and has tracked Bana's money to Mor Ardain.
* RankUp: Following Bana's deposal, Niranira is enstated as Acting Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild and attends the summit of leaders.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even before becoming the new Argentum chairman, he handles authority with efficiency and reason.
* RedHerring: There are a number of shots that suggest that he's a spy when the gang enters Mor Ardain's capital city. Turns out he was monitoring them for the sake of good. Lampshaded by Dromarch.
* VocalDissonance: Has an uncharacteristically deep and stoic tone for a Nopon.
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[[folder:Pupunin]]
A worker for the Argentum Guild.
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* ButtMonkey: This guy can't catch a break. First, he's sent by Bana to keep an eye on Rex onboard the Maelstrom, during which it was supposed to crash in order to reap the benefits from its insurance (and Bana's livid that "[Pupunin] can't even die properly"), then much later, onboard the Ardainian battleship parked at Indol [[spoiler:the heroes (incorrectly) assume that the Tirkin cooks he hired were assassins and end up beating them up senseless, then exit to confront Bana, leaving Pupunin with a huge mess]]. On Percival's side quest, Pupunin's the next target for a group of assassins that the former is tracking.
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[[folder:Tatazo]]
Tora's dadapon.
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* DirtyOldMan: Like his son and dadapon, Tatazo's motives for making Poppi and Lila are less than pure, especially when it comes to the optional features.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He gets no respect from Lila, noting that whenever she throws out the trash, she throws ''him'' out as well.
* InTheBlood: Tora inherited his love of maids from him, who likewise inherited it from Soosoo.
* KidnappedScientist: A good portion of Chapter 4 is spent dealing with who kidnapped him and why.
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[[folder:Soosoo]]
Tora's grampypon and Tatazo's dadapon.
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* DirtyOldMan: Spent most of his time locked in the family's lab. When Rex praises his dedication, Tora corrects him: that's where he kept his PornStash.
* MadScientist: Tora has fond memories of Soosoo leaning over blueprints and cackling maniacally.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dies prior to the start of the game.
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[[folder:Lila ''(Kiku)'']]
An artificial Blade created by Toras grampypon Soosoo and dadapon Tatazo.
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* BareFistedMonk: She's a Martial Artist, as shown by her boss fight.
* DisneyDeath: Ceases functioning after using the last of her power to jump-start Poppi's ether furnace properly. Of course, she's a robot, and her creator is right there. Tatazo simply repairs her.
* FlawedPrototype: Despite being of mostly superior quality to Poppi's default configuration, her Ether Furnace is only Tatazo's inferior replication of his dadapon's work, meaning Poppi is capable of matching her power output without her own Furnace working at full power.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Despite being reprogrammed to ignore Tatazo, she rips out the control device implanted in her to defy Bana and honor her creators.
* JetPack: Has one on her back.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit.
* ServileSnarker: While she's much more polite to her creator's face than Poppi, she's also a lot more passive-aggressive. The example given is that she frequently classifies Tatazo as household waste and attempts to throw him out with the garbage.
* SuperPrototype: Lila was the original creation of Soosoo, Tatazo, and some aid from Tora. Unlike Poppi, she has her full capabilities brought forth from the start thanks to the genius of Soosoo. Subverted though when it turns out her Ether Furnace is an inferior attempt to copy Poppi's. She claims to still be superior when she recognizes Poppi's Ether Furnace is not operating at full capacity, but [[spoiler: Poppi still [[CurbStompBattle crushes her]] one-on-one following the second fight with her.]]
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[[folder:The Kingpin - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
!!Don Dondon
Bana's dadapon and leader of the Lindwurm Anti-Ardanian organization.
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* ArcVillain: Of the Brionac/Lindwurm sidequest arc that starts with ''We Meet Again''.
* BonusBoss: Takes the original Bana's place as the strongest sidequest boss in the game.
* CallBack:
** Dondon is this to, ironically, [[XenobladeChronicles the original Bana]], being a regular-sized nopon kingpin fought riding a flying enemy after a long sidequest chain.
** Zadazan is named after Zazadan, one of the original Bana's pawns, but his role as the penultimate villain of the arc brings to mind fellow pawn Dedeba.
* CigarChomper: One of his distinguishing traits is a cigar in his mouth at all times, even when he's running on the wheel with Bana.
* TheDragon:
** Common Blade Akatsuki serves as his first, manipulating Brionac into fulfilling his wishes.
** Zadazan, another Nopon, is his second after the death of Akatsuki's Driver, and is fought right before Don Dondon himself.
** Bana also turns out to be another one unrelated to the others. His role is to build up Argentum, which will weaken Mor Ardain in return.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Akatsuki, Zadazan, and Bana were all members of Lindwurm under him. Argentum under Bana as a whole is also a piece in taking down Mor Ardain.
* PunnyName: His name is an obvious play on don, a common title for mafia bosses that he also has before his actual name.
* UnwittingPawn: Downplayed with Bana. While the two genuinely care for each other and Bana willingly helped his father, talking to Zadazan at Dondon's office after Lindwurm is taken care of reveals that Don Dondon had Zadazan forge the letters from Bana's mother, who had walked out years ago, to keep Bana focused on Argentum.
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! Gormott

[[folder:Dughall]]
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The corrupt Ardainian consul of Gormott and ally of Bana.
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Subverted. While he's completely aware his post is just [[ReassignedToAntarctica getting him out of the way]] and he permits things like insane delivery fees for merchants (since he gets a cut), he did actually do his job keeping the town guard in order. After he's deposed, [[RealityEnsues racial tensions flare and the militia is stretched to breaking point keeping the city running]]. Lampshaded later when the party is shocked to hear his administration might have been doing the occupied city some good.
* CorruptPolitician: Is the corrupt Ardanian consul of Gormott and is an ally of one of the villains: Bana.
* DirtyCoward: Hides behind his Blade rather than face Rex and the crew directly.
* FantasticRacism: When called out on using his Blade as a living shield, he states that he does not care about Blades' feelings, and mocks the protagonists for doing so. Notably averted regarding the province he was governing, though. He's never seen talking to the locals, but he doesn't go out of his way to insult the Gormotti either, and he was actually keeping military bigots in line (although he often refers to the city/province itself as a "flea-bitten backwater").
* {{Gonk}}: He's quite portly, has got a disproportionately big mouth, a big nose, a heavy brow and a gaudy mustache. Among the human cast, he's one of the uglier ones.
* SissyVillain: Has very...campy poses when he talks to people.
* SmugSnake: Dughall's absolutely full of himself, and acts like more of a bigshot than he really is. Naturally, Rex kicks his ass.
* StarterVillain: Is the first major boss the protagonists face, and disappears from the plot without fanfare after a single defeat.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While Bana gets frustrated when he states their dealings on open channels that Indol can overhear, even Dughall finds Captain Padraig to be a moron for not knowing the color of emerald. Even moreso with the fact Padraig never even informs him Brighid was there when they encountered the Aegis, leaving Dughall surprised when Mòrag and Brighid mention her.
* UncertainDoom: After he's defeated, he's mentioned as being deposed. It isn't clear if this means he was killed by the party in his boss fight, or if he survived the fight, but the Ardainian Empire stripped him of his power and had him tried for his illegal activity. His Blade not reverting to its Core Crystal on-screen after he is knocked out makes his exact fate more ambiguous.
* WarmupBoss: As capstone to the first real "dungeon" the player completes, he's pretty plainly just a punching bag so the player can understand the Blade combo mechanic, with an annoying Blowdown attack to show how useful seals can be.
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!Mor Adain

[[folder:Emperor Niall ''(Nefei)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Daniel Buckley (English)

The Emperor of Mor Ardain. Partnered with the Blade Aegaeon.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: He looks close to Rex's age.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Does die for a short time after shielding the protagonists from Bana's bomb, as shown by Aegaeon returning to his Core Crystal, but fortunately is quickly revived by Nia]].
* TheGoodKing: Is loved and respected by his people and he tries to do his best to solve the problem of the dying Mor Adain Titan without bloodshed.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Puts himself in the way of Bana's last ditch bomb so that Aegaeon can protect everyone else]].
* InadequateInheritor: [[spoiler:In a meeting with Mòrag after the peace talks he refuses to take back Aegaeon's Core Crystal, feeling that he failed as a Driver, being unable to save himself along with everyone else and decides that is better for his cousin Mòrag to keep hold of it]].
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[[folder:Aegaeon ''(Wadatsumi)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese), Chris Ragland (English)

Emperor Niall's Blade and bodyguard.

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* AceCustom: Aegaeon looks much like the missing link between Common Blades and Rares, being essentially a much more ornate version of a Common. He's also one of the only story-related Blades, playable or not, whose weapon is of an existing type rather than unique.
* AncestralWeapon: Like with Brighid he has been passed down the Mor Adain royal bloodline.
* FailureKnight: Laments that he has become this after his failure to [[spoiler:save the life of Emperor Niall. Luckily, thanks to Nia, Emperor Niall survives. However, the current Aegaeon has no memory of his past self and Emperor Niall prohibits Aegaeon from accessing his past records, though he hears rumors about the incident. Brigid reassures to him that Emperor Niall simply wishes that he would use his strength to protect all of Alrest, rather than just him.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Wadatsumi" is one of the names for the Japanese God of Seas, [[JapaneseMythology born when Izanagi was washing himself clean of]] [[TheUnderworld Yomi's corruption]].
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!Uraya

[[folder:Cole]]
A playwright who makes plays based on the Aegis War and an old mercenary comrade of Vandham.
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* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:He got all the bad aspects of being a Flesh Eater Blade with none of the benefits. Aging, lack of power, and an inability to absorb required ether to live when in small amounts.]]
* MysteriousPast: Knows Pyra and Torna, but doesn't give anything specific on his past during his first meeting with Rex.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His real name is Minoth and he once fought in the Aegis War alongside Mythra and Azurda]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Due to Urayas less than ideal ether amount in the environment his dying body and health are significantly worsened by living there, shortening his lifespan significantly.]]
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[[folder:Queen Raqura ''(Queen Ragert)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher (English)

The Queen of Uraya.

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* AdiposeRex: Is noticeably more rotund than her starving subjects, as a consequence of Uraya's social stratification.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite Uraya's tensions being at an all-time high with Mor Ardain, she is willing to accept that the recent unprovoked attack on her people was a FalseFlagOperation after a little deliberation, and work out an agreement with Mor Ardain.
* OutOfFocus: Much of the exposition on Uraya is done through Vandham. Raqura doesn't even make a proper appearance until Chapter 6, well past the point where the party has moved on from Uraya. [[spoiler:She does play a featured role in the final Mercenary level-up mission, however]].

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!Indol

[[folder:Amalthus ''(Marbeni)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese), Corey Johnson (English)

The Praetor of Indol who effectively controls the nation through Core Crystals.

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* AGodAmI: He considers himself the chosen of the Architect. He's deluded himself into believing that the Architect's will aligns with his own, and eventually begins referring to his own ambitions as what the Architect wants him to do. He refuses to even entertain the idea that he is wrong or should change, believing he will lose who he is (or rather has deluded himself into being) if he does so.
* AchillesHeel: He is initially weak to ice as a boss. Jin finishes him by freezing Amalthus to absolute zero.
* AlasPoorVillain: His death has shades of this, as Zeke thinks back on a conversation he had with Amalthus after he had saved his life, remarking on how horribly sad he seemed to be, and pondering if this was as genuinely a part of Amalthus as the monster that they had just witnessed. In the end it can come across that Amalthus was as much a thoroughly broken person as he was evil.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Besides forcing an EnemyMine, his arrival at the World Tree conveniently results in the deaths of four-fifths of Torna as well as himself, thus ensuring our heroes don't have to stain their hands with sympathetic-villain blood.
* BarrierChangeBoss: In his boss fight, he can change his weakness with the move "Divine Robe".
* BeingEvilSucks: Make no mistake, Amalthus is not a remotely happy person, his delusions of following the Architect's will being perhaps the only thing that keeps him going.
* BigBad: Shares this role with Malos; Malos is the greater physical threat of the two, even with Amalthus's transformed state, but Amalthus is the one responsible for setting Malos on his way.
* BigDamnHeroes: Given who he ends up being, he has a surprisingly impressive example of this trope, as he gets between the two armies just in time to stop all out war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.
* ChurchMilitant: Is the leader of Indol and also an extremist who wants to carry out his perverted interpretation of the Architect's will at any cost.
* CombatTentacles: Has them in his OneWingedAngel form.
* TheCorrupter: As Malos' Driver, Malos' personality was formed from Amalthus's desires, turning him into an OmnicidalManiac driven only by Amalthus's darkest impulses.
* DespairEventHorizon: Healing a wounded man, only to later catch him in the act of murder, drove him far enough into despair that he was willing to ''climb all the way to space'' in order to demand some kind of explanation from the Architect. Not getting one is perhaps part of what pushed him right over the edge.
* EmbodimentOfVice: Sloth, primarily, as befitting the leader of the nation themed after that particular sin. Though he plays the role of peacekeeper between the other nations, his contentment with keeping the world reliant on his services means no actual change occurs. Taken to extremes once he shows his true colors, embodying the more despairing and nihilistic aspects of sloth; he would rather just destroy the world than try to improve it, and he refuses to change who he is or acknowledge change in others.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He sees the ghost of his deceased mother in his final moments. It was also her death over 500 years ago that served as his StartOfDarkness.
* FallenHero: His life story is essentially one long downward spiral, from a KnightInSourArmor to an OmnicidalManiac to finally just not caring about anything but his own power and prestige.
* GoodShepherd: In his youth, he was a genuinely benevolent priest who healed the sick and injured and protected the weak and downtrodden.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Patriarch Sergius]]. Both are {{Church Militant}}s who seek to use their respective god's power for nefarious means.
* FantasticRacism: He sees Blades as nothing more than tools to be used and discarded. Same for Titans. He wants the Architect's power in part to destroy both.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite coming off as wise and noble towards Rex and his friends, they were nothing more than a means for him to secure dominion over Alrest. He also drops all friendly pretenses on the way to Elysium with him and his soldiers attacking anyone in his way without giving them a chance.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother sacrificed herself when he was a young child as they were running from a soldier. He soon stumbled upon the soldiers' camp where he found his dead mother with eyes open and the soldiers asleep. Amalthus promptly snapped, hating the world as he picked up a large rock and smashed a soldier's head in. Not helping matters is that all his attempts at giving humanity another chance ended poorly, such as when a man whose wounds he had tended to went off and committed murder.
* TheHeavy: Everything that happens during the game can ultimately be traced back to him, and not just his bringing back the two Aegis cores from Elysium; he's also directly responsible for the formation of Torna with his post-war actions, his policies on Blades (Flesh Eaters and Blade Eaters) resulted in Nia and Zeke being able to join the party, and Indol's domineering presence over the other nations results in multiple bad outcomes for the party (Padraig moves to arrest Rex primarily because he's an unregistered Driver, Tantal believe themselves backed even further into a corner when Amalthus sends them an ultimatum and react poorly, etc.). Even the situation of the Titans dying out with no new ones to replace them is implied to be because of Amalthus's tampering with the natural lifecycle of Blades and Titans.
* {{Hypocrite}}: For all he carries on about how mankind is regressing technologically, he doesn't seem willing to admit that his own machinations keeping civilization dependent on an unsustainable resource he controls the distribution of might have anything to do with it.
* ImpliedAnswer: A major part of his motivation is that he saw one where there wasn't. As the Architect never actually stopped him from stealing the Aegis cores, attacking Torna, or any of his more dubious actions, he came to the conclusion that "God" was fully on board with his hatred of everything. The truth was simply that Klaus believed his atonement was doomed to fail, and let his new humanity do its thing no matter what came out of it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He is motivated solely by his own selfish desires and god complex. Even his despair over the world eventually came to be about how he thinks nothing else is as great as himself. Amalthus even admits to Rex the idea of people changing proves his selfish despair at the world's state is wrong, but doesn't care because ''he'' personally refuses to change because in his eyes he's already perfect.
* MisanthropeSupreme: His intense self-loathing and despair over the terrible state of the world festered into a desire to see everyone - humans, Blades, and Titans alike - destroyed forever.
* MotiveDecay: While he was originally driven by a belief that the world was irredeemably corrupt and needed to be destroyed, the fame he gained from climbing the World Tree brought him power and prestige, and he eventually became more interested in preserving the status quo and advancing his own self-interest than in any sort of cause.
* MouthOfSauron: Subverted. Amalthus ''believes'' himself to be this for the Architect, but in reality the Architect would rather have nothing to do with him.
* KarmicDeath: After some heavy beatdown from Rex and his party, it is Jin, one of the few survivors from the Kingdom of Torna that Amalthus destroyed 500 years ago, who finishes him off.
* KnightInSourArmor: In his youth, despite his cynicism, he still tried to make the world a better place. He was driven into complete despair by the seeming futility of his actions.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white and gold robes. He is also one of the game's antagonists.
* OhCrap: The very first time his composure breaks is when Rex and Mythra rush Indol in midair, and it suddenly hits him that Rex and Mythra are trying to shoot down the transmission towers in Indol that let him control titans.
* OmnicidalManiac: He intends on wiping out everything that he deems unworthy with the power of the Architect.
* OneWingedAngel: He becomes a gigantic monstrosity after absorbing cores of countless Blades.
* PetTheDog: Despite his misanthropy, he seems to have genuine empathy for the downtrodden; he saved Zeke's life due to the circumstances reminding him of his childhood, and allows refugees to take shelter in Indol (Though he doesn't care enough to evacuate them before mobilizing Indol for war).
* PowerNullifier: Is able to subjugate Blades to a degree as a result of transplanting half of Fan's Core Crystal onto his forehead and his own Master Program abilities as Malos's Driver. Indol features transmission towers that amplify his power to the point he can even control the other Titans.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He hasn't aged at all since the Aegis war 500 years ago. While he makes the excuse that Indolines live longer than normal humans and that he still looks young due to being the Driver of an Aegis, the full truth is likely more due to his being a Blade Eater. That is while its conceivable that a normal Indoline could potentially live for five hundred years, they would be very elderly at that point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In his OneWingedAngel form.
* ReverseRelationshipReveal: Upon their first meeting, Rex gets an eerie feeling and sense of familiarity like he's talking to Malos instead of Amalthus, and wonders if Malos is somehow influencing Amalthus. Near the end of the story it's revealed that, as Amalthus's Blade, Malos's personality was formed ''from'' Amalthus's, making it closer to the other way around.
* ShadowArchetype: He serves as one to the Architect as Klaus, whereas Klaus genuinely wanted to make the world a better place despite his own god complex, Amalthus's own negative traits overwhelemed anything else about him as he became more concerned with his own godhood and desire to destroy the world filled with life unworthy of him. Essentially becoming a mortal Zanza.
* SinisterMinister: Is the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of the Pope, has a deep hatred of Blades and is one half of the BigBadDuumvirate.
* SmugSnake: He tries so very hard to manipulate the heroes and establish control over all Blades in order to reach the Architect, but his plans fail at every turn and he is ultimately denied a second opportunity to reach Elysium. It is his Blade, Malos, that is the greater threat who has wrested free from dependence on Amalthus long ago.
* TheAssimilator: Weaponized the Blade Eater concept to a horrifying degree, becoming able to absorb entire Core Crystals and make himself ever more powerful as he chose only the best cores to absorb, albeit with some BodyHorror side effects. One motivation for the heroes to protect the weakened Jin from him is the fear that if he managed to absorb Jin he'd become utterly unstoppable.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The game marks his charge into battle with the Indol Titan without even evacuating the civilians as the point he goes too far. Even Mikhail is appalled when he notices the Titan he's wrestling with is still full of innocent people.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Jin chills him to absolute zero, Amalthus loses all composure and begins beseeching the Architect directly for providence before being reduced to a whimper.
--> "Father... Why do you not answer when I call...?"
* WalkingSpoiler: Not much can be said about Amalthus without revealing his connection to Malos as his Driver, his role in the destruction of Torna 500 years ago, and his desire to see the world wither away.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair and has almost zero sympathy for Blades, Titans, and humans.
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[[folder:Fan la Norne / Haze ''(Kasumi)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Samantha Dakin (English)

A Blade in service of Amalthus. Formerly known as Haze.
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* BigDamnHeroes: Nullifies Patroka's power when she attempts to rampage against Rex and the party, forcing Mikhail to retreat with her.
* IdentityAmnesia: Not remembering people is standard for a Blade, as they lose all their memories on being returned to their Core Crystal. Forgetting their ''name'', however, ''is'' unusual. [[note]]Blades appear to know their name the moment they are awakened, even after having been deactivated.[[/note]] [[spoiler:It's the first main hint that something is deeply wrong in Indol.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Jin kills her by running her through and destroying the remaining half of her Core Crystal. To him, Jin feels it is a mercy since it frees her from Amalthus' control.]]
* PowerCrystal: Has one, like all Blades. [[spoiler:However, as Mythra takes note of and points out to Nia, there's something ''wrong'' with hers; half of it is ''missing''. The culprit is eventually revealed to have been Amalthus.]]
* PowerNullifier: She can nullify the power of most Blades and in cases of really powerful ones, {{Nerf}}.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her ability to neutralise most Blades and weaken powerful ones would make a lot of encounters against enemy Blades a breeze. [[spoiler:So she ends up getting killed by Jin.]]
[[/folder]]

!Tantal

[[folder:King Eulogimenos]]
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-->Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (Japanese), Keith Bartlett (English)

Rules over the Kingdom of Theosoir, an ancient civilization that claims to have descended from Addam.
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* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Emperor Sorean]], both are fathers of someone in the party (Melia and Zeke respectively), both were scared for destruction of their respective kingdoms due to the power of a legendary sword in the game but pull a HeelFaceTurn in the end. [[spoiler:Of course, the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a parallel universe to Xenoblade Chronicles 1 means it is quite literal]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After initially [[spoiler:restraining the heroes and attempting to outright destroy the Aegis in order to prevent any further destruction to Alrest]], he [[spoiler:apologizes for his actions, recognizing that he only made things worse, and helps the heroes find the third, true Aegis sword]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He says that a ''lot'', to Zeke's ever-increasing exasperation. Especially when [[spoiler:he tries to say that his ancestors's seizing of the crown was for the good of the country and not really a power grab.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: In his youth he was much more like the party, and even had a dream of becoming a salvager, of all things. Probably the reason why he wasn't too harsh on Zeke for running away. There's a sidequest dedicated to getting him the sunken treasures he once longed for.
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! Elysium

[[folder:Artifice Ophion ''(Device Serpent)'']]

A massive, serpent-like being who guards the way to the World Tree. Is also Pyra's Artifice.
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* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:After clearing the game, Ophion can be found still floating around the Cliffs of Morytha. It's level 117 and can be battled.]]
* CallBack: Ophion's upper body is essentially that of [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Weltall]], sharing its distinctive head shape in particular.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler:Aion is stated to be the most powerful of the Artifices, but it is a whopping 47 levels weaker than Ophion.]]
* HumongousMecha: Though it takes the shape of a serpent, it is actually an autonomous mechanical weapon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artifice Siren]]

A giant gold and white mech located high in the skies of Alrest. Mythra's Artifce.
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* KillSat: Functions as one for Mythra, able to rain down beams of light on whomever she chooses.
* MechaMooks: [[spoiler:Chapter 10 reveals that even though it's a weapon of mass destruction, it used to be a ''mass produced'' weapon of mass destruction. Mythra's is just the only one still active, until Malos takes over the space station's forces and reactivates the rest.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Pyra uses Siren's targeting laser to [[spoiler:threaten to destroy herself]]; the only difference between a targeting laser and a weaponized laser is the power you put into it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artifice Aion - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]

The strongest artifice, created with the purpose of destroying the entirety of Alrest.
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* CombatTentacles: Makes use of these during the boss battle.
* ContinuityNod: Its fight is a reference to the fight against [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Egil in the Mechonis Core]], it even has a super attack that can wipe out your party if you don't finish it off in time.
* DualityMotif: Its right half is black/red and demonic (complete with tail), its left half is white/green and angelic. Someone took "becoming god or devil" a bit too literally.
* FinalBoss: Malos pilots Aion to destroy Elysium, as he promised.
* GodzillaThreshold: The reluctance of the Beanstalk director to activate it indicates that it was built as a last resort. Too bad Klaus got to the Conduit first.
* HumongousMecha: One of the leftover war machines from Klaus's world.
* SelfDestructMechanism: The reactor overload variant. When it explodes, it explodes hard.
* SphereOfDestruction: Its most powerful attack, Prometheus, takes the form of a massive fireball that is likely to wipe out your entire party if you don't finish it off quick.
* SuperRobot: It's a one-of-a-kind mech with a crazy design, humanity's last resort that was apparently designed to be capable of ''destroying the world''.

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[[folder:The Architect ''(God of Genesis)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Creator/AdamHowden (English)

The creator of life in the world of ''Xenoblade 2'' and the maker of ''Xenoblade'''s universe. Once a human scientist named Klaus, the Architect is the remaining benevolent half of Zanza. He created Malos and Pyra[=/=]Mythra personally as the Aegis.

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* TheAtoner: Klaus remade life in his ruined universe to atone for his actions. He still wears the tattered remains of his labcoat from the day of the experiment.
* BigGood: He is likely the most powerful being in Alrest and the whole world is under his domain, with even Malos being unable to lay a finger on him. However, he is not truly with or against anyone, preferring to watch his creations seek their own paths. Yet seeing Rex and Pyra alerts him to a newfound possibility in mankind, convincing him to place his faith in them.
* CreatingLife: He made all life in ''2'' by using the memories of those who died in his experiment combined with core crystals to produce the Cloud Sea, from which the first life, Titans, emerged. The titans in turn produced life that lived and developed on them, and over thousands of years some of those life forms evolved into what became the various species of humans scattered about Alrest (Indoline, Gormotti, Nopon and so on).
* CreatingLifeIsAwesome: He came to be in awe of his creation as the new mankind ended up exactly the same as before, making him realize this was mans natural state as sentient beings. His only fears were of others like his original self being born into the world, and he created the Blades as monitors and overseers of the world to try to prevent such a scenario.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Was a normal human scientist before using the Conduit.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Both he and Zanza are able to see into the future and thus forsees Zanza's demise. While Zanza himself is in denial in regards to his visions cutting off, Klaus calmly informs Malos and Rex of his impending death and encourages them to take on their own paths. Indeed when the time finally comes, Klaus quietly accepts his end while granting humanity a final gift while Zanza goes down in disbelief that a mere mortal was able to fell him.
* {{Foil}}: In regards to his Zanza self in the previous game who is also the Creator God of his universe. Both halves are overall meant to represent the original human Klaus' opposing feelings and morals on the success of his universe-creating experiment, as well as how each of his reborn halves use their godly powers to will and affect their own universes.
** The Architect is remorseful in regards to his past actions and ultimately seeks to benefit his creations while Zanza is a boastful god who revels in his own power and sees his progeny as mere food to prolong his own life.
** The Architect has allowed time to take its toll, appearing old and emaciated by the time Rex arrives. Zanza, through the use of Shulk's body and Meyneth's Monado, maintains his youth and takes on a more divine appearance.
** The Architect is still renowned through Alrest as their creator and is still actively worshiped by his people. Zanza's negligence has made it so that his presence on Bionis has been long been forgotten besides a select few.
** The Architect retains his physical form and memories after becoming a deity, with part of his body consumed to become Zanza, able to stay in this state for untold years without needing nourishment or a host. Zanza is reborn as a giant who lacks memories of the original world, requiring massive amounts of energy just to move his body. Only being able to stave off death by using mortals as hosts.
* {{God}}: He was the ''Xenoblade'' universe's creator god, after all.
* AGodAmI: Prior to his experiment, Klaus had a massive God complex and wanted to save humanity by creating new universes and evolving humans into something more than they were. Thankfully for this universe, the Architect lacks this characteristic, while his other half Zanza inherited it instead.
* AGodIAmNot: Though he created life in Alrest, and is worshipped as a god by its people, he's more than willing to [[DoingInTheWizard do in his own wizard]] and explain the science behind it when approached, and sees himself as simply a scientist atoning for past mistakes.
* GodIsFlawed: After he caused the destruction of his home universe, he decided to atone by recreating all life in said destroyed universe. Still he is flawed in that he became so set in his belief that his actions to atone will end in failure that he will not even bother to help against the antagonists untill the end.
* GodIsGood: Is the good half of Zanza and genuinely wants to help as well as restore life in his old universe to atone for what he did.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Due to his belief about YouCantFightFate below, he does nothing to stop antagonists from wrecking havoc on the world until Rex and Pyra abilities (and the Conduit reactivating) show that fate can be changed after all.
* GoodCounterpart: A literal example to Zanza, being the part of Klaus that didn't become the first game's resident GeniusLoci GodOfEvil.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Half of his body is literally in another universe.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: He is the remaining half of Klaus after the original universe met its end, part of his body becoming a malevolent god in the new universe.
* MadeOfGood: While his other half Zanza inherited all of Klaus's evil characteristics, the Architect instead retains all of his good ones.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he realized he had destroyed his original world and the people in it, scattering many of them to various universes, he was broken by the realization. To that end, he sought to [[TheAtoner atone]] for it.
* NeutralNoLonger: Up until the party meets him he just let the new humanity do whatever they want, including Malos, even if it meant it would lead to their self destruction. After examining the shapes of the party's hearts and being exposed to Rex's optimism and determination he helps the party in their quest to defeat Malos, and even right before he dies he creates a new Elysium for humanity from the Titans.
* NoSell: Fitting his godly nature, not even Malos's attack can hit him. Not that it matters much though considering his despondent nature.
* PowerEchoes: Has a very heavy echoing reverb to his voice, fitting his status as a god.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Subjects the heroes to horrific phantasms individually crafted for each member before they reach him, just for him to see what's in their hearts. The player would only see and go through Rex's phantasms, but Zeke and Dromarch remark the whole experience being very unpleasant.
* SelfDeprecation: He refers to the people on the space station as "arrogant people" and "fools indeed." It's pretty clear he's including himself in those insults.
* {{Synchronization}}: Since he and Zanza are the same person, just split into two beings, they are forever linked together. If one dies, the other dies as well.
* YouCantFightFate: [[ContinuityNod Just like his evil half]] he believed fate was preordained. Unlike Zanza, however, Klaus believed his destiny was for actions to atone were fated to end in failure, as Amalthus eventualy appeared and took both Pyra and Malos. It wasn't until Rex and Pyra started awakening the Conduit and harnessing its power that he came around to changing fate. Shulk's fight against Zanza also inspires him to change his mind as well, as he realizes he can die freeing both worlds.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: As Klaus, he believed that by using the Conduit and opening the gateway to multiple universes, he could stop needless suffering in his world and make humanity into something better. Unfortunately, it resulted in the utter destruction of his world, scattering civilization into multiple dimensions.
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[[folder:Lora ''(Laura)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Anna Koval (English)

Jin and Haze's former Driver.
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* AbusiveParents: From what little we see of her father, he was a violent drunk, ready to stab his own daughter to get his Core Crystal back after she accidentally awakened Jin. As she was now under the protection of one of the world's strongest Blades, it didn't go well for him.
* IdenticalStranger: Her and Haze looked like sisters, and even had the same voice in the Japanese version. While they were hardly strangers, given the wide variety Blades come in, this level of similarity due to resonance was treated as quite unique (Blades do often take on aspects of the person who first awakens them, but normally not to such an extreme degree).
* MoralityPet: Is this to Jin, at least after [[spoiler:Jin becomes a flesh eater]]. Albeit its a pretty questionable case, as he uses Lora's death more as a reminder of why he believes himself justified in the atrocities he commits, while knowing full well Lora would hate him for what he is doing.
* PosthumousCharacter: Lived 500 years ago, having fought alongside Addam in the Aegis War.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Her death at Amalthusís attack on Torna, and a moment of weakness when she despaired over Jin forgetting her, is what ultimately led to Jin joining Malos.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Addam Origo]]

-->Voiced by: Yusuke Handa (Japanese), Paul Thornley (English)

The legendary hero of Torna and the former Driver of Mythra.
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* {{Bishonen}}: From the little we see of him, he was handsome in his youth, and rather interestingly, resembles an older, lighter-haired Rex.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs. Zeke is ''mortified'' to learn that spicy food gave him diarrhea, and begs Mythra to stop when she begins rattling other little known facts about his hero.
* ButNowIMustGo: It is stated that after sealing away the Aegis, the hero Addam disappeared from the world. Although his phantasm states he has long since departed from the world, it is never elaborated upon what exactly became of him.
* FamedInStory: He is the most famous hero in Alrest, to the point that he is something of a deified hero, a childhood idol to many such as Zeke.
* GenerationXerox: Rex is seen as this to him by many who knew him, particularly Mythra/Pyra. They even look somewhat alike.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is the previous Driver of the Aegis and the hero who saved the world from Malos 500 years ago.
* InTheHood: He seems to have preferred to keep his hood up even in the company of his comrades, obscuring his features.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is long since dead from the start of the story.
[[/folder]]

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!Argentum

[[folder:Bana ''(Ban)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese), Stephen Critchlow (English)

Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild. He hired Rex to aid Torna in their endeavors to obtain the Aegis for his own profit.

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* BadBoss: Makes Lila continue to attack even when it would destroy her. Near the beginning of the game, he was complicit in letting an entire salvage crew be executed by Jin and Malos for being witnesses to the Aegis, and even further, he even told his own camera feed guy beforehand that he was supposed to die and was ready to scold him for coming out alive.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a tiny goatee growing in his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Willing to do whatever he can to line his own pockets.
* DevilInPlainSight: Unlike [[spoiler:Bana of Bionis]], ''this'' Bana is clearly painted as a villain from the get-go.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat, a sidequest regarding his secret treasure reveals that his true treasure are letters from his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Mamapon]]. Following that, talking to an NPC reveals that Bana loves his parents genuinely, but his obsession with money has been his fatal flaw.]]
** [[spoiler:At the end of the game, after uncovering his Mamapon's letters and completing the ''Farewell, Good Friend'' quest, you get to uncover that the mastermind behind the groups seeking the end of the Ardainian empire is Bana's Dadapon Don Dondon. After beating him, he joins Bana on the wheel and the two go on about how much they love each other]].
* EvilIsBigger: He is much larger than the other Nopon, including Tora.
* FatBastard: Rotundness is a normal Nopon trait, but Bana is a lot bigger than normal and he's an opportunistic slimeball even by his race's standards.
* {{Gonk}}: He's distinctively non-cute compared to other [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], such as having a heavier brow and a garrish beard, mustache and topknot. Even his portraits do little to downplay his relative ugliness, making him look more like a tiny [[Franchise/StarWars Hutt]] with fur. In-universe, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he's still considered cute by Nopon standards]].
* {{Greed}}: He cares for nothing but money to keep his lavish lifestyle sated.
* HateSink: From him granting order to Tora's families deaths, and putting Tatazo into slavery, to torturing Lila when she fails to destroy Poppi, to attempting to assassinate the royalty of Uraya and Mor Ardain, there is nothing likeable about him at all.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Never thought that TheHero Rex would actually try to stop him when he did unscrupulous weapon construction.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots the giant artificial Blade Rosa in his boss fight. Later pilots an improved version without Muimui.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Survives the explosion of Giga Rosa.]]
* MythologyGag: Shares his name with a Nopon from the previous game, [[spoiler:who was also a greed-driven villain. They are both also punished for their crimes by being forced to run on a giant wheel.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bana's attempt to assassinate the leaders of Mor Ardain and Uraya to cause a war between them ultimately causes them to call a ceasefire, since Emperor Niall's HeroicSacrifice convinces Queen Raqura that Niall was sincere in not wanting to start a war with Uraya.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Calls Dughall an idiot due to the latter's excessive flattery and mentioning of their illicit Core Crystals trafficking on an unsecured line. Later on chews out Muimui when he brings the heroes all the way into the factory while failing to capture them.
* TakingYouWithMe: After his attempts to execute the royalty of both Uraya and Mor Ardain fail, Bana attempts to defy them with one last suicidal act by self-destructing Rosa. [[spoiler:It ends up killing no one in the long run]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: He speaks this way in the English dub.
* VillainRespect: It's suggested he has some degree of respect towards Rex, since he calls Rex "Rex-Rex" (which is an AffectionateNickname by Nopon who respect him, like Tora). Might've began when he was impressed with Rex's surprising display of cunning thought during the raid on the Abandoned Factory.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trusted by the populace. Rex only learns of his nefarious misdeeds later on. Albeit it turns out an auditor Nopon in Mor Ardain had been suspicious of Bana for a while, and working on exposing his corruption.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Bana was willing to sell weapons and material to all factions, including Torna. [[spoiler:He later attempts to kill Queen Raqura and frame the Ardainians for the crime so he can profit from a war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Muimui]]

-->Voiced by: Fuji Mitsuya (Japanese), Jonathan Keeble (English)

Former assistant of professor Soosoo.
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* DeceptiveDisciple: Muimui terminated his internship with Soosoo by terminating Soosoo.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots Rosa alongside Bana.
* TheMole: He worked for Bana while helping the professors, eventually betraying them and taking Lila to be reprogrammed and mass produced as part of Bana's own plans.
* NerdGlasses: Wears swirly glasses, much like [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Tatsu]] before him.
* NumberTwo: Of the Abandoned Factory segment in Mor Ardain, he works for Bana and [[TheHeavy is the one driving the arc in place]].
* TheNondescript: Tora completely forgot Muimui existed simply because he's unmemorable.
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears only a small mask during the flashback of the raid on Soosoo's lab. Tatazo and Tora don't recognize him, but the player most certainly will.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's shown to have survived the fight with Rosa, but is barely conscious. However, his whereabouts following the end of Chapter 4 are unknown. It is not mentioned whether he died from possible injuries in the battle, was taken into custody or [[KarmaHoudini is still a free Nopon]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Niranira]]

An auditor from Argentum's Intelligence Division, who has been following Bana's illicit dealings.
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* ForensicAccounting: Niranira is an auditor, and has tracked Bana's money to Mor Ardain.
* RankUp: Following Bana's deposal, Niranira is enstated as Acting Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild and attends the summit of leaders.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even before becoming the new Argentum chairman, he handles authority with efficiency and reason.
* RedHerring: There are a number of shots that suggest that he's a spy when the gang enters Mor Ardain's capital city. Turns out he was monitoring them for the sake of good. Lampshaded by Dromarch.
* VocalDissonance: Has an uncharacteristically deep and stoic tone for a Nopon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pupunin]]
A worker for the Argentum Guild.
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* ButtMonkey: This guy can't catch a break. First, he's sent by Bana to keep an eye on Rex onboard the Maelstrom, during which it was supposed to crash in order to reap the benefits from its insurance (and Bana's livid that "[Pupunin] can't even die properly"), then much later, onboard the Ardainian battleship parked at Indol [[spoiler:the heroes (incorrectly) assume that the Tirkin cooks he hired were assassins and end up beating them up senseless, then exit to confront Bana, leaving Pupunin with a huge mess]]. On Percival's side quest, Pupunin's the next target for a group of assassins that the former is tracking.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tatazo]]
Tora's dadapon.
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* DirtyOldMan: Like his son and dadapon, Tatazo's motives for making Poppi and Lila are less than pure, especially when it comes to the optional features.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He gets no respect from Lila, noting that whenever she throws out the trash, she throws ''him'' out as well.
* InTheBlood: Tora inherited his love of maids from him, who likewise inherited it from Soosoo.
* KidnappedScientist: A good portion of Chapter 4 is spent dealing with who kidnapped him and why.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Soosoo]]
Tora's grampypon and Tatazo's dadapon.
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* DirtyOldMan: Spent most of his time locked in the family's lab. When Rex praises his dedication, Tora corrects him: that's where he kept his PornStash.
* MadScientist: Tora has fond memories of Soosoo leaning over blueprints and cackling maniacally.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dies prior to the start of the game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lila ''(Kiku)'']]
An artificial Blade created by Toras grampypon Soosoo and dadapon Tatazo.
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* BareFistedMonk: She's a Martial Artist, as shown by her boss fight.
* DisneyDeath: Ceases functioning after using the last of her power to jump-start Poppi's ether furnace properly. Of course, she's a robot, and her creator is right there. Tatazo simply repairs her.
* FlawedPrototype: Despite being of mostly superior quality to Poppi's default configuration, her Ether Furnace is only Tatazo's inferior replication of his dadapon's work, meaning Poppi is capable of matching her power output without her own Furnace working at full power.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Despite being reprogrammed to ignore Tatazo, she rips out the control device implanted in her to defy Bana and honor her creators.
* JetPack: Has one on her back.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit.
* ServileSnarker: While she's much more polite to her creator's face than Poppi, she's also a lot more passive-aggressive. The example given is that she frequently classifies Tatazo as household waste and attempts to throw him out with the garbage.
* SuperPrototype: Lila was the original creation of Soosoo, Tatazo, and some aid from Tora. Unlike Poppi, she has her full capabilities brought forth from the start thanks to the genius of Soosoo. Subverted though when it turns out her Ether Furnace is an inferior attempt to copy Poppi's. She claims to still be superior when she recognizes Poppi's Ether Furnace is not operating at full capacity, but [[spoiler: Poppi still [[CurbStompBattle crushes her]] one-on-one following the second fight with her.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Kingpin - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
!!Don Dondon
Bana's dadapon and leader of the Lindwurm Anti-Ardanian organization.
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* ArcVillain: Of the Brionac/Lindwurm sidequest arc that starts with ''We Meet Again''.
* BonusBoss: Takes the original Bana's place as the strongest sidequest boss in the game.
* CallBack:
** Dondon is this to, ironically, [[XenobladeChronicles the original Bana]], being a regular-sized nopon kingpin fought riding a flying enemy after a long sidequest chain.
** Zadazan is named after Zazadan, one of the original Bana's pawns, but his role as the penultimate villain of the arc brings to mind fellow pawn Dedeba.
* CigarChomper: One of his distinguishing traits is a cigar in his mouth at all times, even when he's running on the wheel with Bana.
* TheDragon:
** Common Blade Akatsuki serves as his first, manipulating Brionac into fulfilling his wishes.
** Zadazan, another Nopon, is his second after the death of Akatsuki's Driver, and is fought right before Don Dondon himself.
** Bana also turns out to be another one unrelated to the others. His role is to build up Argentum, which will weaken Mor Ardain in return.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Akatsuki, Zadazan, and Bana were all members of Lindwurm under him. Argentum under Bana as a whole is also a piece in taking down Mor Ardain.
* PunnyName: His name is an obvious play on don, a common title for mafia bosses that he also has before his actual name.
* UnwittingPawn: Downplayed with Bana. While the two genuinely care for each other and Bana willingly helped his father, talking to Zadazan at Dondon's office after Lindwurm is taken care of reveals that Don Dondon had Zadazan forge the letters from Bana's mother, who had walked out years ago, to keep Bana focused on Argentum.
[[/folder]]

! Gormott

[[folder:Dughall]]
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The corrupt Ardainian consul of Gormott and ally of Bana.
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Subverted. While he's completely aware his post is just [[ReassignedToAntarctica getting him out of the way]] and he permits things like insane delivery fees for merchants (since he gets a cut), he did actually do his job keeping the town guard in order. After he's deposed, [[RealityEnsues racial tensions flare and the militia is stretched to breaking point keeping the city running]]. Lampshaded later when the party is shocked to hear his administration might have been doing the occupied city some good.
* CorruptPolitician: Is the corrupt Ardanian consul of Gormott and is an ally of one of the villains: Bana.
* DirtyCoward: Hides behind his Blade rather than face Rex and the crew directly.
* FantasticRacism: When called out on using his Blade as a living shield, he states that he does not care about Blades' feelings, and mocks the protagonists for doing so. Notably averted regarding the province he was governing, though. He's never seen talking to the locals, but he doesn't go out of his way to insult the Gormotti either, and he was actually keeping military bigots in line (although he often refers to the city/province itself as a "flea-bitten backwater").
* {{Gonk}}: He's quite portly, has got a disproportionately big mouth, a big nose, a heavy brow and a gaudy mustache. Among the human cast, he's one of the uglier ones.
* SissyVillain: Has very...campy poses when he talks to people.
* SmugSnake: Dughall's absolutely full of himself, and acts like more of a bigshot than he really is. Naturally, Rex kicks his ass.
* StarterVillain: Is the first major boss the protagonists face, and disappears from the plot without fanfare after a single defeat.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While Bana gets frustrated when he states their dealings on open channels that Indol can overhear, even Dughall finds Captain Padraig to be a moron for not knowing the color of emerald. Even moreso with the fact Padraig never even informs him Brighid was there when they encountered the Aegis, leaving Dughall surprised when Mòrag and Brighid mention her.
* UncertainDoom: After he's defeated, he's mentioned as being deposed. It isn't clear if this means he was killed by the party in his boss fight, or if he survived the fight, but the Ardainian Empire stripped him of his power and had him tried for his illegal activity. His Blade not reverting to its Core Crystal on-screen after he is knocked out makes his exact fate more ambiguous.
* WarmupBoss: As capstone to the first real "dungeon" the player completes, he's pretty plainly just a punching bag so the player can understand the Blade combo mechanic, with an annoying Blowdown attack to show how useful seals can be.
[[/folder]]

!Mor Adain

[[folder:Emperor Niall ''(Nefei)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Daniel Buckley (English)

The Emperor of Mor Ardain. Partnered with the Blade Aegaeon.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: He looks close to Rex's age.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Does die for a short time after shielding the protagonists from Bana's bomb, as shown by Aegaeon returning to his Core Crystal, but fortunately is quickly revived by Nia]].
* TheGoodKing: Is loved and respected by his people and he tries to do his best to solve the problem of the dying Mor Adain Titan without bloodshed.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Puts himself in the way of Bana's last ditch bomb so that Aegaeon can protect everyone else]].
* InadequateInheritor: [[spoiler:In a meeting with Mòrag after the peace talks he refuses to take back Aegaeon's Core Crystal, feeling that he failed as a Driver, being unable to save himself along with everyone else and decides that is better for his cousin Mòrag to keep hold of it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aegaeon ''(Wadatsumi)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese), Chris Ragland (English)

Emperor Niall's Blade and bodyguard.

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* AceCustom: Aegaeon looks much like the missing link between Common Blades and Rares, being essentially a much more ornate version of a Common. He's also one of the only story-related Blades, playable or not, whose weapon is of an existing type rather than unique.
* AncestralWeapon: Like with Brighid he has been passed down the Mor Adain royal bloodline.
* FailureKnight: Laments that he has become this after his failure to [[spoiler:save the life of Emperor Niall. Luckily, thanks to Nia, Emperor Niall survives. However, the current Aegaeon has no memory of his past self and Emperor Niall prohibits Aegaeon from accessing his past records, though he hears rumors about the incident. Brigid reassures to him that Emperor Niall simply wishes that he would use his strength to protect all of Alrest, rather than just him.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Wadatsumi" is one of the names for the Japanese God of Seas, [[JapaneseMythology born when Izanagi was washing himself clean of]] [[TheUnderworld Yomi's corruption]].
[[/folder]]

!Uraya

[[folder:Cole]]
A playwright who makes plays based on the Aegis War and an old mercenary comrade of Vandham.
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* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:He got all the bad aspects of being a Flesh Eater Blade with none of the benefits. Aging, lack of power, and an inability to absorb required ether to live when in small amounts.]]
* MysteriousPast: Knows Pyra and Torna, but doesn't give anything specific on his past during his first meeting with Rex.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His real name is Minoth and he once fought in the Aegis War alongside Mythra and Azurda]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Due to Urayas less than ideal ether amount in the environment his dying body and health are significantly worsened by living there, shortening his lifespan significantly.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Queen Raqura ''(Queen Ragert)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher (English)

The Queen of Uraya.

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* AdiposeRex: Is noticeably more rotund than her starving subjects, as a consequence of Uraya's social stratification.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite Uraya's tensions being at an all-time high with Mor Ardain, she is willing to accept that the recent unprovoked attack on her people was a FalseFlagOperation after a little deliberation, and work out an agreement with Mor Ardain.
* OutOfFocus: Much of the exposition on Uraya is done through Vandham. Raqura doesn't even make a proper appearance until Chapter 6, well past the point where the party has moved on from Uraya. [[spoiler:She does play a featured role in the final Mercenary level-up mission, however]].

[[/folder]]

!Indol

[[folder:Amalthus ''(Marbeni)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese), Corey Johnson (English)

The Praetor of Indol who effectively controls the nation through Core Crystals.

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* AGodAmI: He considers himself the chosen of the Architect. He's deluded himself into believing that the Architect's will aligns with his own, and eventually begins referring to his own ambitions as what the Architect wants him to do. He refuses to even entertain the idea that he is wrong or should change, believing he will lose who he is (or rather has deluded himself into being) if he does so.
* AchillesHeel: He is initially weak to ice as a boss. Jin finishes him by freezing Amalthus to absolute zero.
* AlasPoorVillain: His death has shades of this, as Zeke thinks back on a conversation he had with Amalthus after he had saved his life, remarking on how horribly sad he seemed to be, and pondering if this was as genuinely a part of Amalthus as the monster that they had just witnessed. In the end it can come across that Amalthus was as much a thoroughly broken person as he was evil.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Besides forcing an EnemyMine, his arrival at the World Tree conveniently results in the deaths of four-fifths of Torna as well as himself, thus ensuring our heroes don't have to stain their hands with sympathetic-villain blood.
* BarrierChangeBoss: In his boss fight, he can change his weakness with the move "Divine Robe".
* BeingEvilSucks: Make no mistake, Amalthus is not a remotely happy person, his delusions of following the Architect's will being perhaps the only thing that keeps him going.
* BigBad: Shares this role with Malos; Malos is the greater physical threat of the two, even with Amalthus's transformed state, but Amalthus is the one responsible for setting Malos on his way.
* BigDamnHeroes: Given who he ends up being, he has a surprisingly impressive example of this trope, as he gets between the two armies just in time to stop all out war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.
* ChurchMilitant: Is the leader of Indol and also an extremist who wants to carry out his perverted interpretation of the Architect's will at any cost.
* CombatTentacles: Has them in his OneWingedAngel form.
* TheCorrupter: As Malos' Driver, Malos' personality was formed from Amalthus's desires, turning him into an OmnicidalManiac driven only by Amalthus's darkest impulses.
* DespairEventHorizon: Healing a wounded man, only to later catch him in the act of murder, drove him far enough into despair that he was willing to ''climb all the way to space'' in order to demand some kind of explanation from the Architect. Not getting one is perhaps part of what pushed him right over the edge.
* EmbodimentOfVice: Sloth, primarily, as befitting the leader of the nation themed after that particular sin. Though he plays the role of peacekeeper between the other nations, his contentment with keeping the world reliant on his services means no actual change occurs. Taken to extremes once he shows his true colors, embodying the more despairing and nihilistic aspects of sloth; he would rather just destroy the world than try to improve it, and he refuses to change who he is or acknowledge change in others.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He sees the ghost of his deceased mother in his final moments. It was also her death over 500 years ago that served as his StartOfDarkness.
* FallenHero: His life story is essentially one long downward spiral, from a KnightInSourArmor to an OmnicidalManiac to finally just not caring about anything but his own power and prestige.
* GoodShepherd: In his youth, he was a genuinely benevolent priest who healed the sick and injured and protected the weak and downtrodden.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Patriarch Sergius]]. Both are {{Church Militant}}s who seek to use their respective god's power for nefarious means.
* FantasticRacism: He sees Blades as nothing more than tools to be used and discarded. Same for Titans. He wants the Architect's power in part to destroy both.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite coming off as wise and noble towards Rex and his friends, they were nothing more than a means for him to secure dominion over Alrest. He also drops all friendly pretenses on the way to Elysium with him and his soldiers attacking anyone in his way without giving them a chance.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother sacrificed herself when he was a young child as they were running from a soldier. He soon stumbled upon the soldiers' camp where he found his dead mother with eyes open and the soldiers asleep. Amalthus promptly snapped, hating the world as he picked up a large rock and smashed a soldier's head in. Not helping matters is that all his attempts at giving humanity another chance ended poorly, such as when a man whose wounds he had tended to went off and committed murder.
* TheHeavy: Everything that happens during the game can ultimately be traced back to him, and not just his bringing back the two Aegis cores from Elysium; he's also directly responsible for the formation of Torna with his post-war actions, his policies on Blades (Flesh Eaters and Blade Eaters) resulted in Nia and Zeke being able to join the party, and Indol's domineering presence over the other nations results in multiple bad outcomes for the party (Padraig moves to arrest Rex primarily because he's an unregistered Driver, Tantal believe themselves backed even further into a corner when Amalthus sends them an ultimatum and react poorly, etc.). Even the situation of the Titans dying out with no new ones to replace them is implied to be because of Amalthus's tampering with the natural lifecycle of Blades and Titans.
* {{Hypocrite}}: For all he carries on about how mankind is regressing technologically, he doesn't seem willing to admit that his own machinations keeping civilization dependent on an unsustainable resource he controls the distribution of might have anything to do with it.
* ImpliedAnswer: A major part of his motivation is that he saw one where there wasn't. As the Architect never actually stopped him from stealing the Aegis cores, attacking Torna, or any of his more dubious actions, he came to the conclusion that "God" was fully on board with his hatred of everything. The truth was simply that Klaus believed his atonement was doomed to fail, and let his new humanity do its thing no matter what came out of it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He is motivated solely by his own selfish desires and god complex. Even his despair over the world eventually came to be about how he thinks nothing else is as great as himself. Amalthus even admits to Rex the idea of people changing proves his selfish despair at the world's state is wrong, but doesn't care because ''he'' personally refuses to change because in his eyes he's already perfect.
* MisanthropeSupreme: His intense self-loathing and despair over the terrible state of the world festered into a desire to see everyone - humans, Blades, and Titans alike - destroyed forever.
* MotiveDecay: While he was originally driven by a belief that the world was irredeemably corrupt and needed to be destroyed, the fame he gained from climbing the World Tree brought him power and prestige, and he eventually became more interested in preserving the status quo and advancing his own self-interest than in any sort of cause.
* MouthOfSauron: Subverted. Amalthus ''believes'' himself to be this for the Architect, but in reality the Architect would rather have nothing to do with him.
* KarmicDeath: After some heavy beatdown from Rex and his party, it is Jin, one of the few survivors from the Kingdom of Torna that Amalthus destroyed 500 years ago, who finishes him off.
* KnightInSourArmor: In his youth, despite his cynicism, he still tried to make the world a better place. He was driven into complete despair by the seeming futility of his actions.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white and gold robes. He is also one of the game's antagonists.
* OhCrap: The very first time his composure breaks is when Rex and Mythra rush Indol in midair, and it suddenly hits him that Rex and Mythra are trying to shoot down the transmission towers in Indol that let him control titans.
* OmnicidalManiac: He intends on wiping out everything that he deems unworthy with the power of the Architect.
* OneWingedAngel: He becomes a gigantic monstrosity after absorbing cores of countless Blades.
* PetTheDog: Despite his misanthropy, he seems to have genuine empathy for the downtrodden; he saved Zeke's life due to the circumstances reminding him of his childhood, and allows refugees to take shelter in Indol (Though he doesn't care enough to evacuate them before mobilizing Indol for war).
* PowerNullifier: Is able to subjugate Blades to a degree as a result of transplanting half of Fan's Core Crystal onto his forehead and his own Master Program abilities as Malos's Driver. Indol features transmission towers that amplify his power to the point he can even control the other Titans.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He hasn't aged at all since the Aegis war 500 years ago. While he makes the excuse that Indolines live longer than normal humans and that he still looks young due to being the Driver of an Aegis, the full truth is likely more due to his being a Blade Eater. That is while its conceivable that a normal Indoline could potentially live for five hundred years, they would be very elderly at that point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In his OneWingedAngel form.
* ReverseRelationshipReveal: Upon their first meeting, Rex gets an eerie feeling and sense of familiarity like he's talking to Malos instead of Amalthus, and wonders if Malos is somehow influencing Amalthus. Near the end of the story it's revealed that, as Amalthus's Blade, Malos's personality was formed ''from'' Amalthus's, making it closer to the other way around.
* ShadowArchetype: He serves as one to the Architect as Klaus, whereas Klaus genuinely wanted to make the world a better place despite his own god complex, Amalthus's own negative traits overwhelemed anything else about him as he became more concerned with his own godhood and desire to destroy the world filled with life unworthy of him. Essentially becoming a mortal Zanza.
* SinisterMinister: Is the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of the Pope, has a deep hatred of Blades and is one half of the BigBadDuumvirate.
* SmugSnake: He tries so very hard to manipulate the heroes and establish control over all Blades in order to reach the Architect, but his plans fail at every turn and he is ultimately denied a second opportunity to reach Elysium. It is his Blade, Malos, that is the greater threat who has wrested free from dependence on Amalthus long ago.
* TheAssimilator: Weaponized the Blade Eater concept to a horrifying degree, becoming able to absorb entire Core Crystals and make himself ever more powerful as he chose only the best cores to absorb, albeit with some BodyHorror side effects. One motivation for the heroes to protect the weakened Jin from him is the fear that if he managed to absorb Jin he'd become utterly unstoppable.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The game marks his charge into battle with the Indol Titan without even evacuating the civilians as the point he goes too far. Even Mikhail is appalled when he notices the Titan he's wrestling with is still full of innocent people.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Jin chills him to absolute zero, Amalthus loses all composure and begins beseeching the Architect directly for providence before being reduced to a whimper.
--> "Father... Why do you not answer when I call...?"
* WalkingSpoiler: Not much can be said about Amalthus without revealing his connection to Malos as his Driver, his role in the destruction of Torna 500 years ago, and his desire to see the world wither away.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair and has almost zero sympathy for Blades, Titans, and humans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan la Norne / Haze ''(Kasumi)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Samantha Dakin (English)

A Blade in service of Amalthus. Formerly known as Haze.
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* BigDamnHeroes: Nullifies Patroka's power when she attempts to rampage against Rex and the party, forcing Mikhail to retreat with her.
* IdentityAmnesia: Not remembering people is standard for a Blade, as they lose all their memories on being returned to their Core Crystal. Forgetting their ''name'', however, ''is'' unusual. [[note]]Blades appear to know their name the moment they are awakened, even after having been deactivated.[[/note]] [[spoiler:It's the first main hint that something is deeply wrong in Indol.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Jin kills her by running her through and destroying the remaining half of her Core Crystal. To him, Jin feels it is a mercy since it frees her from Amalthus' control.]]
* PowerCrystal: Has one, like all Blades. [[spoiler:However, as Mythra takes note of and points out to Nia, there's something ''wrong'' with hers; half of it is ''missing''. The culprit is eventually revealed to have been Amalthus.]]
* PowerNullifier: She can nullify the power of most Blades and in cases of really powerful ones, {{Nerf}}.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her ability to neutralise most Blades and weaken powerful ones would make a lot of encounters against enemy Blades a breeze. [[spoiler:So she ends up getting killed by Jin.]]
[[/folder]]

!Tantal

[[folder:King Eulogimenos]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pabk9gf_1.png]]

-->Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (Japanese), Keith Bartlett (English)

Rules over the Kingdom of Theosoir, an ancient civilization that claims to have descended from Addam.
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* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Emperor Sorean]], both are fathers of someone in the party (Melia and Zeke respectively), both were scared for destruction of their respective kingdoms due to the power of a legendary sword in the game but pull a HeelFaceTurn in the end. [[spoiler:Of course, the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a parallel universe to Xenoblade Chronicles 1 means it is quite literal]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After initially [[spoiler:restraining the heroes and attempting to outright destroy the Aegis in order to prevent any further destruction to Alrest]], he [[spoiler:apologizes for his actions, recognizing that he only made things worse, and helps the heroes find the third, true Aegis sword]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He says that a ''lot'', to Zeke's ever-increasing exasperation. Especially when [[spoiler:he tries to say that his ancestors's seizing of the crown was for the good of the country and not really a power grab.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: In his youth he was much more like the party, and even had a dream of becoming a salvager, of all things. Probably the reason why he wasn't too harsh on Zeke for running away. There's a sidequest dedicated to getting him the sunken treasures he once longed for.
[[/folder]]

! Elysium

[[folder:Artifice Ophion ''(Device Serpent)'']]

A massive, serpent-like being who guards the way to the World Tree. Is also Pyra's Artifice.
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* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:After clearing the game, Ophion can be found still floating around the Cliffs of Morytha. It's level 117 and can be battled.]]
* CallBack: Ophion's upper body is essentially that of [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Weltall]], sharing its distinctive head shape in particular.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler:Aion is stated to be the most powerful of the Artifices, but it is a whopping 47 levels weaker than Ophion.]]
* HumongousMecha: Though it takes the shape of a serpent, it is actually an autonomous mechanical weapon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artifice Siren]]

A giant gold and white mech located high in the skies of Alrest. Mythra's Artifce.
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* KillSat: Functions as one for Mythra, able to rain down beams of light on whomever she chooses.
* MechaMooks: [[spoiler:Chapter 10 reveals that even though it's a weapon of mass destruction, it used to be a ''mass produced'' weapon of mass destruction. Mythra's is just the only one still active, until Malos takes over the space station's forces and reactivates the rest.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Pyra uses Siren's targeting laser to [[spoiler:threaten to destroy herself]]; the only difference between a targeting laser and a weaponized laser is the power you put into it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artifice Aion - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]

The strongest artifice, created with the purpose of destroying the entirety of Alrest.
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* CombatTentacles: Makes use of these during the boss battle.
* ContinuityNod: Its fight is a reference to the fight against [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Egil in the Mechonis Core]], it even has a super attack that can wipe out your party if you don't finish it off in time.
* DualityMotif: Its right half is black/red and demonic (complete with tail), its left half is white/green and angelic. Someone took "becoming god or devil" a bit too literally.
* FinalBoss: Malos pilots Aion to destroy Elysium, as he promised.
* GodzillaThreshold: The reluctance of the Beanstalk director to activate it indicates that it was built as a last resort. Too bad Klaus got to the Conduit first.
* HumongousMecha: One of the leftover war machines from Klaus's world.
* SelfDestructMechanism: The reactor overload variant. When it explodes, it explodes hard.
* SphereOfDestruction: Its most powerful attack, Prometheus, takes the form of a massive fireball that is likely to wipe out your entire party if you don't finish it off quick.
* SuperRobot: It's a one-of-a-kind mech with a crazy design, humanity's last resort that was apparently designed to be capable of ''destroying the world''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Architect ''(God of Genesis)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Creator/AdamHowden (English)

The creator of life in the world of ''Xenoblade 2'' and the maker of ''Xenoblade'''s universe. Once a human scientist named Klaus, the Architect is the remaining benevolent half of Zanza. He created Malos and Pyra[=/=]Mythra personally as the Aegis.

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* TheAtoner: Klaus remade life in his ruined universe to atone for his actions. He still wears the tattered remains of his labcoat from the day of the experiment.
* BigGood: He is likely the most powerful being in Alrest and the whole world is under his domain, with even Malos being unable to lay a finger on him. However, he is not truly with or against anyone, preferring to watch his creations seek their own paths. Yet seeing Rex and Pyra alerts him to a newfound possibility in mankind, convincing him to place his faith in them.
* CreatingLife: He made all life in ''2'' by using the memories of those who died in his experiment combined with core crystals to produce the Cloud Sea, from which the first life, Titans, emerged. The titans in turn produced life that lived and developed on them, and over thousands of years some of those life forms evolved into what became the various species of humans scattered about Alrest (Indoline, Gormotti, Nopon and so on).
* CreatingLifeIsAwesome: He came to be in awe of his creation as the new mankind ended up exactly the same as before, making him realize this was mans natural state as sentient beings. His only fears were of others like his original self being born into the world, and he created the Blades as monitors and overseers of the world to try to prevent such a scenario.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Was a normal human scientist before using the Conduit.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Both he and Zanza are able to see into the future and thus forsees Zanza's demise. While Zanza himself is in denial in regards to his visions cutting off, Klaus calmly informs Malos and Rex of his impending death and encourages them to take on their own paths. Indeed when the time finally comes, Klaus quietly accepts his end while granting humanity a final gift while Zanza goes down in disbelief that a mere mortal was able to fell him.
* {{Foil}}: In regards to his Zanza self in the previous game who is also the Creator God of his universe. Both halves are overall meant to represent the original human Klaus' opposing feelings and morals on the success of his universe-creating experiment, as well as how each of his reborn halves use their godly powers to will and affect their own universes.
** The Architect is remorseful in regards to his past actions and ultimately seeks to benefit his creations while Zanza is a boastful god who revels in his own power and sees his progeny as mere food to prolong his own life.
** The Architect has allowed time to take its toll, appearing old and emaciated by the time Rex arrives. Zanza, through the use of Shulk's body and Meyneth's Monado, maintains his youth and takes on a more divine appearance.
** The Architect is still renowned through Alrest as their creator and is still actively worshiped by his people. Zanza's negligence has made it so that his presence on Bionis has been long been forgotten besides a select few.
** The Architect retains his physical form and memories after becoming a deity, with part of his body consumed to become Zanza, able to stay in this state for untold years without needing nourishment or a host. Zanza is reborn as a giant who lacks memories of the original world, requiring massive amounts of energy just to move his body. Only being able to stave off death by using mortals as hosts.
* {{God}}: He was the ''Xenoblade'' universe's creator god, after all.
* AGodAmI: Prior to his experiment, Klaus had a massive God complex and wanted to save humanity by creating new universes and evolving humans into something more than they were. Thankfully for this universe, the Architect lacks this characteristic, while his other half Zanza inherited it instead.
* AGodIAmNot: Though he created life in Alrest, and is worshipped as a god by its people, he's more than willing to [[DoingInTheWizard do in his own wizard]] and explain the science behind it when approached, and sees himself as simply a scientist atoning for past mistakes.
* GodIsFlawed: After he caused the destruction of his home universe, he decided to atone by recreating all life in said destroyed universe. Still he is flawed in that he became so set in his belief that his actions to atone will end in failure that he will not even bother to help against the antagonists untill the end.
* GodIsGood: Is the good half of Zanza and genuinely wants to help as well as restore life in his old universe to atone for what he did.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Due to his belief about YouCantFightFate below, he does nothing to stop antagonists from wrecking havoc on the world until Rex and Pyra abilities (and the Conduit reactivating) show that fate can be changed after all.
* GoodCounterpart: A literal example to Zanza, being the part of Klaus that didn't become the first game's resident GeniusLoci GodOfEvil.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Half of his body is literally in another universe.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: He is the remaining half of Klaus after the original universe met its end, part of his body becoming a malevolent god in the new universe.
* MadeOfGood: While his other half Zanza inherited all of Klaus's evil characteristics, the Architect instead retains all of his good ones.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he realized he had destroyed his original world and the people in it, scattering many of them to various universes, he was broken by the realization. To that end, he sought to [[TheAtoner atone]] for it.
* NeutralNoLonger: Up until the party meets him he just let the new humanity do whatever they want, including Malos, even if it meant it would lead to their self destruction. After examining the shapes of the party's hearts and being exposed to Rex's optimism and determination he helps the party in their quest to defeat Malos, and even right before he dies he creates a new Elysium for humanity from the Titans.
* NoSell: Fitting his godly nature, not even Malos's attack can hit him. Not that it matters much though considering his despondent nature.
* PowerEchoes: Has a very heavy echoing reverb to his voice, fitting his status as a god.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Subjects the heroes to horrific phantasms individually crafted for each member before they reach him, just for him to see what's in their hearts. The player would only see and go through Rex's phantasms, but Zeke and Dromarch remark the whole experience being very unpleasant.
* SelfDeprecation: He refers to the people on the space station as "arrogant people" and "fools indeed." It's pretty clear he's including himself in those insults.
* {{Synchronization}}: Since he and Zanza are the same person, just split into two beings, they are forever linked together. If one dies, the other dies as well.
* YouCantFightFate: [[ContinuityNod Just like his evil half]] he believed fate was preordained. Unlike Zanza, however, Klaus believed his destiny was for actions to atone were fated to end in failure, as Amalthus eventualy appeared and took both Pyra and Malos. It wasn't until Rex and Pyra started awakening the Conduit and harnessing its power that he came around to changing fate. Shulk's fight against Zanza also inspires him to change his mind as well, as he realizes he can die freeing both worlds.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: As Klaus, he believed that by using the Conduit and opening the gateway to multiple universes, he could stop needless suffering in his world and make humanity into something better. Unfortunately, it resulted in the utter destruction of his world, scattering civilization into multiple dimensions.
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!Blades


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!Blades

[[folder:Lora ''(Laura)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Anna Koval (English)

Jin and Haze's former Driver.



!!Optional Blades


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!!Optional Blades

* AbusiveParents: From what little we see of her father, he was a violent drunk, ready to stab his own daughter to get his Core Crystal back after she accidentally awakened Jin. As she was now under the protection of one of the world's strongest Blades, it didn't go well for him.
* IdenticalStranger: Her and Haze looked like sisters, and even had the same voice in the Japanese version. While they were hardly strangers, given the wide variety Blades come in, this level of similarity due to resonance was treated as quite unique (Blades do often take on aspects of the person who first awakens them, but normally not to such an extreme degree).
* MoralityPet: Is this to Jin, at least after [[spoiler:Jin becomes a flesh eater]]. Albeit its a pretty questionable case, as he uses Lora's death more as a reminder of why he believes himself justified in the atrocities he commits, while knowing full well Lora would hate him for what he is doing.
* PosthumousCharacter: Lived 500 years ago, having fought alongside Addam in the Aegis War.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Her death at Amalthusís attack on Torna, and a moment of weakness when she despaired over Jin forgetting her, is what ultimately led to Jin joining Malos.]]
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[[folder:Addam Origo]]

-->Voiced by: Yusuke Handa (Japanese), Paul Thornley (English)

The legendary hero of Torna and the former Driver of Mythra.




!Torna

[[folder:Jin ''(Shin)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), John Schwab (English)

The leader of Torna. Wears a mask.

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\n!Torna\n\n[[folder:Jin ''(Shin)'']]\n[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/8oshfv7.png]] \n\n-->Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), John Schwab (English)\n\nThe leader * {{Bishonen}}: From the little we see of Torna. Wears a mask.him, he was handsome in his youth, and rather interestingly, resembles an older, lighter-haired Rex.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs. Zeke is ''mortified'' to learn that spicy food gave him diarrhea, and begs Mythra to stop when she begins rattling other little known facts about his hero.
* ButNowIMustGo: It is stated that after sealing away the Aegis, the hero Addam disappeared from the world. Although his phantasm states he has long since departed from the world, it is never elaborated upon what exactly became of him.

* FamedInStory: He is the most famous hero in Alrest, to the point that he is something of a deified hero, a childhood idol to many such as Zeke.
* GenerationXerox: Rex is seen as this to him by many who knew him, particularly Mythra/Pyra. They even look somewhat alike.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is the previous Driver of the Aegis and the hero who saved the world from Malos 500 years ago.
* InTheHood: He seems to have preferred to keep his hood up even in the company of his comrades, obscuring his features.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is long since dead from the start of the story.
[[/folder]]



* BigBad: Appears to be this at first, as the leader of Torna, but [[spoiler:subverted. Malos is the true BigBad with him as TheDragon]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: Temporarily during his first boss fight where his power is {{Nerf}}ed, but he is still an incredibly powerful fighter Rex and the party can't even defeat. [[spoiler:At the end of chapter 7, his core gets damaged in his all-out fight with Rex and the fully awakened Aegis. For the rest of the game, he can barely stand, yet keeps on trucking, even offing one of the main story's more challenging boss fights.]]
* CoolMask: Wears one that covers a lot of his face. [[spoiler:It conceals the Core Crystal on his forehead]].
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Indol destroying the Kingdom of Torna, which led to Jin's Driver dying in the attack. This drove Jin into consuming his Driver's heart, turning him into a Flesh Eater Blade, so he wouldn't revert back to a Core Crystal and lose all his memories and forget her.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:One motivation he has for going to the Architect to kill him is to die, he just thinks the rest of humanity should go with him.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: How he meets his end.
* TheDragon: To Malos, although officially, Malos is his second-in-command.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He still generally cared and loved his [[spoiler:old Driver Lora even after he joined Malos]], downright keeping her body safe in the ship. Albeit he claims keeping her body around is to remind him of his past foolishness for believing in the wisdom of the Architect, he is well aware Lora would not want him siding with Malos.
* ExactWords: In her dying moments, Lora laments that the thought of Jin forgetting her is too much to bear. To prevent this, Jin devoured her heart and continued to live on with his memories, despite losing his own will to live. Malos points out that those last words were a curse to him.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:In the Aegis War 500 years ago, he had fought on Mythra's side against Malos. He was considered to be kindest of them and was a pacifist who refused to fight unless necessary. Losing his Driver and forcing to live on by her wishes robbed Jin of a purpose until Malos gave him a new one.]]
* FlashStep: He uses this to kill Rex at the beginning of the story. He claims to be able to move at the speed of light.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For the first dungeon in the game. [[spoiler:He will also fight alongside Rex temporarily in the Land of Morytha until he has regrouped with everyone else.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself to kill Amalthus]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Killed Rex who was later revived by Pyra and later killed Fan la Norne.]]
* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:It's his element as a Blade, as seen whenever he fights with or against the party. In his true form, he frequently displays his control over elementals by conjuring ice. He freezes Amalthus to absolute zero [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at the cost of his life]].]]
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:He was implied to be married with his previous Driver before becoming Lora's Blade in the Japanese version.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses a katana in battle, but it doesn't look like a Blade... [[spoiler:This is because Jin himself is a Blade]].
* TheLeader: Even though Malos is higher than him in the power hierarchy, Jin is the leader of Torna as he is the tying the other members together. He rescued Mikhail when he was a war orphan and gave the unwanted Flesh Eaters, Akhos, Patroka, and Nia a home and a purpose. They all in turn all demonstrate [[UndyingLoyalty undying loyalty]] to him, with Nia remaining conflicted until the end.
* MartialPacifist: Was formerly one [[spoiler:back during the Aegis war, where he refused to participate in military exercises and took no enjoyment in fighting. When his driver Lora died he dropped his unwillingness to fight, determined now to exterminate humanity]].
* MercyKill:
** Viewed killing Rex at the beginning of the story as this.
** Does it again to [[spoiler:Fan la Norne]], seeking to [[IDieFree free her]] of her master.
* MythologyGag: Shares some traits with [[VideoGame/XenoSaga Jin Uzuki]] such as having the [[NamesTheSame same name]], uses the same type of [[KatanasAreJustBetter weapon]] and having the [[AnIcePerson same element]].
* NoSell:
** Mythra's Foresight allows Rex to see a bit into the future and predict all incoming attacks. Against a light-speed opponent such as Jin, it is useless as he still cannot physically defend against his attacks.
** His control over elementary ether particles makes all ether-based attacks useless, even the light beams from Siren.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite having been on different sides in the Aegis War, [[spoiler:he and Malos share a commonality in lacking a purpose due to Amalthus: Jin in losing Lora and Malos being corrupted by his hatred]].
* OneManArmy: Single-handedly takes down an Ardanian imperial warship. It is stated that even an army five thousand strong would be no match for him.
* OneWingedAngel: His true form bares his chest and gives him a set of wing-like appendages on his lower back. His physical abilities become significantly boosted, taking down the entire party in the blink of an eye and completely overwhelming Rex and Mythra.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: When he's a GuestStarPartyMember he's completely broken, most notably with his ability to pull off the entire Break/Topple/Launch/Smash combo by himself with ease.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Malos' red.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In the beginning of the game, Pyra knows him and Malos from over five hundred years ago, but it wasn't really established how. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Flesh Eater Blade, allowing him to live on with his memories]].
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: Near the end of the game, Rex's optimism and drive to change the world for the better ultimately persuades Jin to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifice himself]] to save the party [[spoiler:from a rampaging Amalthus. Though as Rex and Pyra later point out to Malos, he never truly lost faith in humanity. He simply wanted to be by Malos's side]].
* SuperpowerLottery: One of the biggest winners in the game. [[spoiler:With his ability of particle manipulation he can move at the speed of light, NoSell any energy attack including the beams from Siren, and can freeze anything to absolute zero. He is so powerful that when he goes all out he easily overwhelms the party including Mythra. It isn't till Rex awakens the Third Blade that he fights an equal. Mitigated in that while he got the benefits that came with being a Flesh Eater (namely unique and extreme powers), said powers came with the cost of a slowly deteriorating body that after 500 years can't handle prolonged battle.]].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Wasn't the case [[spoiler:over 500 years ago when he was a MartialPacifist. Even at the present time, he didn't fully give up on humanity, at least not until Rex helped him find an answer in the World Tree]].
* WorldsStrongestMan: It's astonishing to see a seemingly normal man display remarkable abilities, such as his [[FlashStep incredible speed]], without a Blade by his side. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Blade, and one of the strongest in existence, made even stronger as a successful Flesh Eater. He was called "The Strongest Man in Torna", meaning he was even stronger than Addam, the hero of Torna]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Malos ''(Metsu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), David Menkin (English)

Torna's second-in-command. Partnered with the blade Sever.

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* BigBad: Appears to be this at first, as the leader of Torna, but [[spoiler:subverted. Malos is the true BigBad with him as TheDragon]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: Temporarily during his first boss fight where his power is {{Nerf}}ed, but he is still an incredibly powerful fighter Rex and the party can't even defeat. [[spoiler:At the end of chapter 7, his core gets damaged in his all-out fight with Rex and the fully awakened Aegis. For the rest of the game, he can barely stand, yet keeps on trucking, even offing one of the main story's more challenging boss fights.]]
* CoolMask: Wears one that covers a lot of his face. [[spoiler:It conceals the Core Crystal on his forehead]].
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Indol destroying the Kingdom of Torna, which led to Jin's Driver dying in the attack. This drove Jin into consuming his Driver's heart, turning him into a Flesh Eater Blade, so he wouldn't revert back to a Core Crystal and lose all his memories and forget her.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:One motivation he has for going to the Architect to kill him is to die, he just thinks the rest of humanity should go with him.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: How he meets his end.
* TheDragon: To Malos, although officially, Malos is his second-in-command.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He still generally cared and loved his [[spoiler:old Driver Lora even after he joined Malos]], downright keeping her body safe in the ship. Albeit he claims keeping her body around is to remind him of his past foolishness for believing in the wisdom of the Architect, he is well aware Lora would not want him siding with Malos.
* ExactWords: In her dying moments, Lora laments that the thought of Jin forgetting her is too much to bear. To prevent this, Jin devoured her heart and continued to live on with his memories, despite losing his own will to live. Malos points out that those last words were a curse to him.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:In the Aegis War 500 years ago, he had fought on Mythra's side against Malos. He was considered to be kindest of them and was a pacifist who refused to fight unless necessary. Losing his Driver and forcing to live on by her wishes robbed Jin of a purpose until Malos gave him a new one.]]
* FlashStep: He uses this to kill Rex at the beginning of the story. He claims to be able to move at the speed of light.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For the first dungeon in the game. [[spoiler:He will also fight alongside Rex temporarily in the Land of Morytha until he has regrouped with everyone else.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself to kill Amalthus]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Killed Rex who was later revived by Pyra and later killed Fan la Norne.]]
* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:It's his element as a Blade, as seen whenever he fights with or against the party. In his true form, he frequently displays his control over elementals by conjuring ice. He freezes Amalthus to absolute zero [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at the cost of his life]].]]
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:He was implied to be married with his previous Driver before becoming Lora's Blade in the Japanese version.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses a katana in battle, but it doesn't look like a Blade... [[spoiler:This is because Jin himself is a Blade]].
* TheLeader: Even though Malos is higher than him in the power hierarchy, Jin is the leader of Torna as he is the tying the other members together. He rescued Mikhail when he was a war orphan and gave the unwanted Flesh Eaters, Akhos, Patroka, and Nia a home and a purpose. They all in turn all demonstrate [[UndyingLoyalty undying loyalty]] to him, with Nia remaining conflicted until the end.
* MartialPacifist: Was formerly one [[spoiler:back during the Aegis war, where he refused to participate in military exercises and took no enjoyment in fighting. When his driver Lora died he dropped his unwillingness to fight, determined now to exterminate humanity]].
* MercyKill:
** Viewed killing Rex at the beginning of the story as this.
** Does it again to [[spoiler:Fan la Norne]], seeking to [[IDieFree free her]] of her master.
* MythologyGag: Shares some traits with [[VideoGame/XenoSaga Jin Uzuki]] such as having the [[NamesTheSame same name]], uses the same type of [[KatanasAreJustBetter weapon]] and having the [[AnIcePerson same element]].
* NoSell:
** Mythra's Foresight allows Rex to see a bit into the future and predict all incoming attacks. Against a light-speed opponent such as Jin, it is useless as he still cannot physically defend against his attacks.
** His control over elementary ether particles makes all ether-based attacks useless, even the light beams from Siren.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite having been on different sides in the Aegis War, [[spoiler:he and Malos share a commonality in lacking a purpose due to Amalthus: Jin in losing Lora and Malos being corrupted by his hatred]].
* OneManArmy: Single-handedly takes down an Ardanian imperial warship. It is stated that even an army five thousand strong would be no match for him.
* OneWingedAngel: His true form bares his chest and gives him a set of wing-like appendages on his lower back. His physical abilities become significantly boosted, taking down the entire party in the blink of an eye and completely overwhelming Rex and Mythra.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: When he's a GuestStarPartyMember he's completely broken, most notably with his ability to pull off the entire Break/Topple/Launch/Smash combo by himself with ease.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Malos' red.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In the beginning of the game, Pyra knows him and Malos from over five hundred years ago, but it wasn't really established how. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Flesh Eater Blade, allowing him to live on with his memories]].
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: Near the end of the game, Rex's optimism and drive to change the world for the better ultimately persuades Jin to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifice himself]] to save the party [[spoiler:from a rampaging Amalthus. Though as Rex and Pyra later point out to Malos, he never truly lost faith in humanity. He simply wanted to be by Malos's side]].
* SuperpowerLottery: One of the biggest winners in the game. [[spoiler:With his ability of particle manipulation he can move at the speed of light, NoSell any energy attack including the beams from Siren, and can freeze anything to absolute zero. He is so powerful that when he goes all out he easily overwhelms the party including Mythra. It isn't till Rex awakens the Third Blade that he fights an equal. Mitigated in that while he got the benefits that came with being a Flesh Eater (namely unique and extreme powers), said powers came with the cost of a slowly deteriorating body that after 500 years can't handle prolonged battle.]].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Wasn't the case [[spoiler:over 500 years ago when he was a MartialPacifist. Even at the present time, he didn't fully give up on humanity, at least not until Rex helped him find an answer in the World Tree]].
* WorldsStrongestMan: It's astonishing to see a seemingly normal man display remarkable abilities, such as his [[FlashStep incredible speed]], without a Blade by his side. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Blade, and one of the strongest in existence, made even stronger as a successful Flesh Eater. He was called "The Strongest Man in Torna", meaning he was even stronger than Addam, the hero of Torna]].
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[[folder:Malos ''(Metsu)'']]
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!Argentum

[[folder:Bana ''(Ban)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese), David Menkin Stephen Critchlow (English)

Torna's second-in-command. Partnered with Chairman of the blade Sever.
Argentum Trade Guild. He hired Rex to aid Torna in their endeavors to obtain the Aegis for his own profit.



* AboveGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler:As an Aegis both him and Pyra are initially beyond both, being clean slates before being awakened. His current state is the product of Amalthus's influence]].
* AlmightyJanitor: He is initially billed as Jin's second-in-command and appears to be nothing more than a brutish subordinate. [[spoiler:Later it is revealed that he is actually the other Aegis and it is his will that Jin follows.]]
* {{BFS}}: After regaining his full power, he he replaces his Blade with [[spoiler:a black Monado, complete with Monado Arts and the glowing symbol]].
* BigBad: Shares this position with [[spoiler:his Driver, Amalthus, although he is by far the greater threat of the two]].
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. When [[spoiler:Mythra breaks her seal]] he only grins and tells her "Welcome back!" while Akhos is panicking next to him.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:He's the last boss of both the first and last chapters]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: 500 years ago he was a one-man army thanks to his destructive energy powers and the artifices he wielded as an Aegis. For most of the game he is still quite powerful but can only use a small portion of his Aegis powers, thanks to Mythra having severely damaged his Core Crystal at the end of the Aegis War. The fact that he was not only still alive but could still move and fight with his crystal in such a state is regarded as remarkable by other members of Torna, and possible only because he is an Aegis (indeed it doesn't seem to cause him pain or impair him in any way beyond not being able to use much of his true Aegis abilities). Once he regains his full power however, he becomes strong enough to singlehandedly subdue Artifice Ophion and is unfazed by Pyra/Mythra's ascended form (he opts to be a CombatPragmatist after seeing her and Rex beat Jin, using Ophion to avoid fighting Pneuma directly, and ending the confrontation by blowing up the battlefield and sending her falling into the Cloud Sea).
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:The Cain to Pyra's Abel, as both are Aegises created by the Architect (which, to drive the point home, both refer to as Father)]].
* CallBack: He is able to use [[spoiler:Monado Arts after restoring his full power, implying that he and the other Aegis Swords are actually Monados and that the missing third Aegis is Alvis]]. He also calls himself "the Endbringer" which was the Telethia's title in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
* DarkIsEvil: His primary element and the element of his attacks. Makes sense [[spoiler:being that he is the EvilCounterpart to the light using Mythra]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:He speaks one last time to Pneuma, free of all malice, postmortem while she herself prepares to die.]]
-->[[spoiler:''So tell me... How was it, being alive?'']]
* DeathSeeker: Malos's self-loathing quickly becomes evident during the final chapter of the story, hating the world itself due to influence from Amalthus and seeing the pain and misery running rampant in the world much in part caused by himself. To this end, Malos declares himself a monster and implores Rex to fight him with everything he has. Only in death is he able to make peace with himself, saying that his life wasn't that bad after all.
* DualBoss: With Akhos in their second encounter. Later with Jin in Malos fourth fight.
* TheDragon: He initially appears to be Jin's second-in-command. [[spoiler:Subverted as he is in charge of Jin and is the FinalBoss. He shares the BigBad.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite showing little empathy to the death of his comrades, it is clear that Malos cared about them, fondly recalling Akhos in regards to his own theatrics and giving Jin a warm final embrace before ascending to Elysium by himself. Prior to the final battle, he angrily cites Jin's entire life as evidence for the inherent evil of the world and bitterly calls himself a irredeemable monster for being a direct cause of those tragedies.
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Pyra/Mythra as another Aegis. Whereas her Driver manages to help her grow beyond her suicidal desire, Malos continued to be affected for the worse by Amalthus egomania and hatred for life.]]
* EvilIsHammy: He's easily the second most hammy character after Zeke.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Heh, kids say the darndest things." in response to Rex wondering if Rex bonded with Malos's Core Crystal like he did with Pyra if they could have been friends]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Him preferring to let Jin take charge and make the actual decisions make perfect sense [[spoiler:once it is revealed that he is an AI. While he has a will of his own, he needs a "user" for the inputs. When he said that he exists for Jin's sake, he wasn't exaggerating; all of his actions are driven by the wills of Amalthus and Jin.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first dungeon in the story.
* HiddenDepths: He's introduced as being little more than Jin's brutish second-in-command. As early as the end of Chapter 1, it becomes clear that there's much, MUCH more to him than meets the eye.
* {{Jerkass}}: He is disdainful towards everyone except Jin and the rest of Torna.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He claims that him needing to MindRape Pyra to restore his core crystal was NothingPersonal but deliberately going out of his way to erase her memories of Rex despite her protests was unnecessarily cruel]].
* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: [[spoiler:Although Jin is initially presented as the leader of Torna, Malos is eventually revealed to be the one in charge, though he's content to let Jin make decisions or take point.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:His true name, "Logos", meaning among other things "Word of God" or "Reason" in Greek, relating to his desire of destroying the world since he believes that is what the Architect wants as well as corruption by his Driver. It also makes him the Mind of the Aegis trio, with Pneuma (Pyra/Mythra) being the Soul and the missing Ontos being the Body.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both of his names. "Metsu" means destruction in Japanese while "Malos" means bad in Latin.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's in all black armor, has a name derived from the word evil, and one of his first actions is attacking Rex for little reason.
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants [[spoiler:to use the Aion to destroy the world. It is later revealed that this is due to being influenced by the hatred of his Driver, Amalthus, and what he felt at the state of the world.]]
* PoisonousFriend: Is very much implied to [[spoiler:have stoked Jin's nihilism after Lorna died and gave him the idea to go to Elysium to exterminate humanity]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: It shows in his darkness and destructive attacks, although intermingled with [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack black]] most of the time. [[spoiler:It is also the color of his Core Crystal]].
* RecurringBoss: He is the most fought boss in the game [[spoiler:as well as the FinalBoss]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Jin's blue.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Not only is Malos a Blade, he's also an Aegis like Pyra created by the Architect]].
* ReverseGrip: Wields his Blade in this fashion. [[spoiler:Averted when he regains his Aegis sword]]
* SatanicArchetype: Self describes himself like one. [[spoiler:Feeling his purpose is to destroy everything the Architect created. Though in reality this thought process is due to corruption by Amalthus]].
* ShutUpKirk: In the Final Chapter [[spoiler:when Rex tries to bring up that the only reason Malos is so destructive is because of Amalthus he responds with "I don't give a rat's ass what you think, brat!" and begins going on how he in the end is an irredeemable monster]].
* SirSwearsALot: He is responsible for the most swearing in the game, and also the main villain. He's quite fond of PrecisionFStrike in particular.
* SphereOfDestruction: [[spoiler:This is his real power once he repairs his Core Crystal, being able to create dark spheres that completely destroy anything that comes in contact with them]].
* StatusBuff: Can give these to his fellow Torna members in addition to debuffs to the player's party.
* StrawNihilist: Just before the final battle, he outright admits to Rex that he sees the whole world as a wretched place and that he himself is a hideous abomination beyond saving, hence his wanting to destroy the world.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Takes up the villain role, in this case. He's certainly among the tallest of the main cast, wears black armor, and makes a lot of disdainful remarks and swears towards the heroes and sometimes on Torna.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He was doomed to become a weapon of mass destruction from the start due to being influenced by Almathus's seething hatred. He even calls himself a hideous monster beyond redemption. This question of free will is a major part of his desire to confront the Architect.]]
* TrueCompanions: He is surprisingly considerate to the rest of Torna, besides defectors such as Nia. In particular, he shares a genuine mutual respect with Jin, with Malos even giving him a final brotherly embrace before ascending to Elysium. Prior to the final battle, he cites Jin's life as the reason for his actions instead of his Driver Amalthus, who is the actual source of his malevolence.
* VillainousBreakdown: Becomes increasingly more unhinged [[spoiler:in the final battle, where he drops any sense of calm he has and angrily shouts that he will burn the world unless if Rex stops him]].
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[[folder:Akhos ''(Yoshisune)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NobunagaShimazaki (Japanese), Hugo Harold-Harrison (English)

Torna's brains. Partnered with the Blade Obrona.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Twice. First, when [[spoiler:Obrona is killed by her Core Crystal being pierced]]. Second when [[spoiler:his sister Patroka dies]].
* AttackReflector: Obrona allows him to reflect attacks by harnessing the ether in the air.
* DualBoss: With Malos in their second encounter. Later joining his sister Patroka and Mikhail in his third fight.
* DualWielding: Uses two katanas together.

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* AboveGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler:As an Aegis both him and Pyra are initially beyond both, being clean slates before being awakened. His current state is BadBoss: Makes Lila continue to attack even when it would destroy her. Near the product of Amalthus's influence]].
* AlmightyJanitor: He is initially billed as Jin's second-in-command and appears to be nothing more than a brutish subordinate. [[spoiler:Later it is revealed that he is actually the other Aegis and it is his will that Jin follows.]]
* {{BFS}}: After regaining his full power, he he replaces his Blade with [[spoiler:a black Monado, complete with Monado Arts and the glowing symbol]].
* BigBad: Shares this position with [[spoiler:his Driver, Amalthus, although he is by far the greater threat
beginning of the two]].
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. When [[spoiler:Mythra breaks her seal]] he only grins and tells her "Welcome back!" while Akhos is panicking next to him.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:He's the last boss of both the first and last chapters]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: 500 years ago
game, he was a one-man army thanks complicit in letting an entire salvage crew be executed by Jin and Malos for being witnesses to the Aegis, and even further, he even told his destructive energy powers and the artifices he wielded as an Aegis. For most of the game he is still quite powerful but can only use a small portion of his Aegis powers, thanks to Mythra having severely damaged his Core Crystal at the end of the Aegis War. The fact own camera feed guy beforehand that he was not only still alive but could still move supposed to die and fight with was ready to scold him for coming out alive.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a tiny goatee growing in
his crystal in such a state is regarded as remarkable by other members of Torna, and possible only because face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Willing to do whatever
he is an Aegis (indeed it doesn't seem can to cause him pain or impair him in any way beyond not being able to use much of his true Aegis abilities). Once he regains his full power however, he becomes strong enough to singlehandedly subdue Artifice Ophion and is unfazed by Pyra/Mythra's ascended form (he opts to be a CombatPragmatist after seeing her and Rex beat Jin, using Ophion to avoid fighting Pneuma directly, and ending the confrontation by blowing up the battlefield and sending her falling into the Cloud Sea).
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:The Cain to Pyra's Abel, as both are Aegises created by the Architect (which, to drive the point home, both refer to as Father)]].
* CallBack: He is able to use [[spoiler:Monado Arts after restoring his full power, implying that he and the other Aegis Swords are actually Monados and that the missing third Aegis is Alvis]]. He also calls himself "the Endbringer" which was the Telethia's title in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
* DarkIsEvil: His primary element and the element of his attacks. Makes sense [[spoiler:being that he is the EvilCounterpart to the light using Mythra]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:He speaks one last time to Pneuma, free of all malice, postmortem while she herself prepares to die.]]
-->[[spoiler:''So tell me... How was it, being alive?'']]
* DeathSeeker: Malos's self-loathing quickly becomes evident during the final chapter of the story, hating the world itself due to influence from Amalthus and seeing the pain and misery running rampant in the world much in part caused by himself. To this end, Malos declares himself a monster and implores Rex to fight him with everything he has. Only in death is he able to make peace with himself, saying that his life wasn't that bad after all.
* DualBoss: With Akhos in their second encounter. Later with Jin in Malos fourth fight.
* TheDragon: He initially appears to be Jin's second-in-command. [[spoiler:Subverted as he is in charge of Jin and is the FinalBoss. He shares the BigBad.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite showing little empathy to the death of his comrades, it is clear that Malos cared about them, fondly recalling Akhos in regards to
line his own theatrics and giving Jin a warm final embrace before ascending to Elysium by himself. Prior to the final battle, he angrily cites Jin's entire life pockets.
* DevilInPlainSight: Unlike [[spoiler:Bana of Bionis]], ''this'' Bana is clearly painted
as evidence for the inherent evil of the world and bitterly calls himself a irredeemable monster for being a direct cause of those tragedies.
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Pyra/Mythra as another Aegis. Whereas her Driver manages to help her grow beyond her suicidal desire, Malos continued to be affected for the worse by Amalthus egomania and hatred for life.]]
* EvilIsHammy: He's easily the second most hammy character after Zeke.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Heh, kids say the darndest things." in response to Rex wondering if Rex bonded with Malos's Core Crystal like he did with Pyra if they could have been friends]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Him preferring to let Jin take charge and make the actual decisions make perfect sense [[spoiler:once it is revealed that he is an AI. While he has a will of his own, he needs a "user" for the inputs. When he said that he exists for Jin's sake, he wasn't exaggerating; all of his actions are driven by the wills of Amalthus and Jin.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first dungeon in the story.
* HiddenDepths: He's introduced as being little more than Jin's brutish second-in-command. As early as the end of Chapter 1, it becomes clear that there's much, MUCH more to him than meets the eye.
* {{Jerkass}}: He is disdainful towards everyone except Jin and the rest of Torna.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He claims that him needing to MindRape Pyra to restore his core crystal was NothingPersonal but deliberately going out of his way to erase her memories of Rex despite her protests was unnecessarily cruel]].
* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: [[spoiler:Although Jin is initially presented as the leader of Torna, Malos is eventually revealed to be the one in charge, though he's content to let Jin make decisions or take point.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:His true name, "Logos", meaning among other things "Word of God" or "Reason" in Greek, relating to his desire of destroying the world since he believes that is what the Architect wants as well as corruption by his Driver. It also makes him the Mind of the Aegis trio, with Pneuma (Pyra/Mythra) being the Soul and the missing Ontos being the Body.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both of his names. "Metsu" means destruction in Japanese while "Malos" means bad in Latin.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's in all black armor, has a name derived
villain from the word evil, and one of his first actions is attacking Rex for little reason.
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants [[spoiler:to use the Aion to destroy the world. It is later revealed that this is due to being influenced by the hatred of his Driver, Amalthus, and what he felt at the state of the world.]]
* PoisonousFriend: Is very much implied to [[spoiler:have stoked Jin's nihilism after Lorna died and gave him the idea to go to Elysium to exterminate humanity]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: It shows in his darkness and destructive attacks, although intermingled with [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack black]] most of the time. [[spoiler:It is also the color of his Core Crystal]].
* RecurringBoss: He is the most fought boss in the game [[spoiler:as well as the FinalBoss]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Jin's blue.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Not only is Malos a Blade, he's also an Aegis like Pyra created by the Architect]].
* ReverseGrip: Wields his Blade in this fashion. [[spoiler:Averted when he regains his Aegis sword]]
* SatanicArchetype: Self describes himself like one. [[spoiler:Feeling his purpose is to destroy everything the Architect created. Though in reality this thought process is due to corruption by Amalthus]].
* ShutUpKirk: In the Final Chapter [[spoiler:when Rex tries to bring up that the only reason Malos is so destructive is because of Amalthus he responds with "I don't give a rat's ass what you think, brat!" and begins going on how he in the end is an irredeemable monster]].
* SirSwearsALot: He is responsible for the most swearing in the game, and also the main villain. He's quite fond of PrecisionFStrike in particular.
* SphereOfDestruction: [[spoiler:This is his real power once he repairs his Core Crystal, being able to create dark spheres that completely destroy anything that comes in contact with them]].
* StatusBuff: Can give these to his fellow Torna members in addition to debuffs to the player's party.
* StrawNihilist: Just before the final battle, he outright admits to Rex that he sees the whole world as a wretched place and that he himself is a hideous abomination beyond saving, hence his wanting to destroy the world.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Takes up the villain role, in this case. He's certainly among the tallest of the main cast, wears black armor, and makes a lot of disdainful remarks and swears towards the heroes and sometimes on Torna.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He was doomed to become a weapon of mass destruction from the start due to being influenced by Almathus's seething hatred. He even calls himself a hideous monster beyond redemption. This question of free will is a major part of his desire to confront the Architect.]]
* TrueCompanions: He is surprisingly considerate to the rest of Torna, besides defectors such as Nia. In particular, he shares a genuine mutual respect with Jin, with Malos even giving him a final brotherly embrace before ascending to Elysium. Prior to the final battle, he cites Jin's life as the reason for his actions instead of his Driver Amalthus, who is the actual source of his malevolence.
* VillainousBreakdown: Becomes increasingly more unhinged [[spoiler:in the final battle, where he drops any sense of calm he has and angrily shouts that he will burn the world unless if Rex stops him]].
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[[folder:Akhos ''(Yoshisune)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NobunagaShimazaki (Japanese), Hugo Harold-Harrison (English)

Torna's brains. Partnered with the Blade Obrona.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Twice. First, when [[spoiler:Obrona is killed by her Core Crystal being pierced]]. Second when [[spoiler:his sister Patroka dies]].
* AttackReflector: Obrona allows him to reflect attacks by harnessing the ether in the air.
* DualBoss: With Malos in their second encounter. Later joining his sister Patroka and Mikhail in his third fight.
* DualWielding: Uses two katanas together.
get-go.



** He cares about Obrona, enough that he drops his usual arrogant act when she's killed by [[spoiler:Mythra]].
** He's also very close with his "sister" Patroka.
** He idolizes Jin and follows him [[spoiler:for saving him in the past]].
* EvilGenius: He is Torna's brains.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears glasses and has no problem trying to kill the heroes on multiple occasions, or [[spoiler:helping Jin and Malos in their plan to destroy Alrest.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses two of them. Later switching to a bow after Obrona reverts to a core crystal.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Considers Patroka his sister. [[spoiler:Later revealed to be due to their Drivers being siblings, and those same siblings' cells being integrated into their bodies.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name refers to Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a famous nobleman and military commander of late Heian Era Japan. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Minamoto no Yoshitsune is often depicted as a heroic figure, while this Yoshitsune is a villain.
* NotSoStoic:
** Despite his usual calm temperament, watching Obrona revert to a Core Crystal by Pyra [[spoiler:(as Mythra)]] causes him to freak out over her death. He regains his composure by the next time Rex and the party encounter him.
** He loses it again [[spoiler:when Amalthus kills Patroka and steals her Core Crystal. He [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge tries to fight back]], but ends up with the same fate]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Mythra awakens and begins raining Siren's lasers down on him and Malos he has this reaction.]]
-->'' "I... I don't think we can win this!"''
* PrimaDonnaDirector: He acts like a narcissistic playwright, throwing acting terms everywhere and throwing a fit whenever something "goes off-script".
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade.]]
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: His weapon after losing Obrona.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Jin who he obeys without question. [[spoiler:Even his support of Torna's goal to destroy everything is because Jin wants it more than anything. Even as he dies as a result of Amalthus, his last thoughts are of when he first met Jin.]]

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** He cares about Obrona, enough [[spoiler:Following his defeat, a sidequest regarding his secret treasure reveals that he drops his usual arrogant act when she's killed by [[spoiler:Mythra]].
** He's also very close
true treasure are letters from his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Mamapon]]. Following that, talking to an NPC reveals that Bana loves his parents genuinely, but his obsession with money has been his "sister" Patroka.
** He idolizes Jin and follows him [[spoiler:for saving him in the past]].
* EvilGenius: He is Torna's brains.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears glasses and has no problem trying to kill the heroes on multiple occasions, or [[spoiler:helping Jin and Malos in their plan to destroy Alrest.
fatal flaw.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses ** [[spoiler:At the end of the game, after uncovering his Mamapon's letters and completing the ''Farewell, Good Friend'' quest, you get to uncover that the mastermind behind the groups seeking the end of the Ardainian empire is Bana's Dadapon Don Dondon. After beating him, he joins Bana on the wheel and the two go on about how much they love each other]].
* EvilIsBigger: He is much larger than the other Nopon, including Tora.
* FatBastard: Rotundness is a normal Nopon trait, but Bana is a lot bigger than normal and he's an opportunistic slimeball even by his race's standards.
* {{Gonk}}: He's distinctively non-cute compared to other [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], such as having a heavier brow and a garrish beard, mustache and topknot. Even his portraits do little to downplay his relative ugliness, making him look more like a tiny [[Franchise/StarWars Hutt]] with fur. In-universe, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he's still considered cute by Nopon standards]].
* {{Greed}}: He cares for nothing but money to keep his lavish lifestyle sated.
* HateSink: From him granting order to Tora's families deaths, and putting Tatazo into slavery, to torturing Lila when she fails to destroy Poppi, to attempting to assassinate the royalty
of them. Uraya and Mor Ardain, there is nothing likeable about him at all.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Never thought that TheHero Rex would actually try to stop him when he did unscrupulous weapon construction.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots the giant artificial Blade Rosa in his boss fight.
Later switching to a bow after Obrona reverts to a core crystal.
pilots an improved version without Muimui.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Considers Patroka his sister. [[spoiler:Later revealed to be due to their Drivers being siblings, and those same siblings' cells being integrated into their bodies.MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Survives the explosion of Giga Rosa.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese MythologyGag: Shares his name refers to Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a famous nobleman and military commander of late Heian Era Japan. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Minamoto no Yoshitsune is often depicted as a heroic figure, while this Yoshitsune is a villain.
* NotSoStoic:
** Despite his usual calm temperament, watching Obrona revert to a Core Crystal by Pyra [[spoiler:(as Mythra)]] causes him to freak out over her death. He regains his composure by the next time Rex and the party encounter him.
** He loses it again [[spoiler:when Amalthus kills Patroka and steals her Core Crystal. He [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge tries to fight back]], but ends up
with a Nopon from the same fate]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Mythra awakens and begins raining Siren's lasers down
previous game, [[spoiler:who was also a greed-driven villain. They are both also punished for their crimes by being forced to run on him and Malos he has this reaction.a giant wheel.]]
-->'' "I... I don't think we can win this!"''
* PrimaDonnaDirector: NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bana's attempt to assassinate the leaders of Mor Ardain and Uraya to cause a war between them ultimately causes them to call a ceasefire, since Emperor Niall's HeroicSacrifice convinces Queen Raqura that Niall was sincere in not wanting to start a war with Uraya.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Calls Dughall an idiot due to the latter's excessive flattery and mentioning of their illicit Core Crystals trafficking on an unsecured line. Later on chews out Muimui when he brings the heroes all the way into the factory while failing to capture them.
* TakingYouWithMe: After his attempts to execute the royalty of both Uraya and Mor Ardain fail, Bana attempts to defy them with one last suicidal act by self-destructing Rosa. [[spoiler:It ends up killing no one in the long run]].
* TrrrillingRrrs:
He acts speaks this way in the English dub.
* VillainRespect: It's suggested he has some degree of respect towards Rex, since he calls Rex "Rex-Rex" (which is an AffectionateNickname by Nopon who respect him,
like Tora). Might've began when he was impressed with Rex's surprising display of cunning thought during the raid on the Abandoned Factory.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trusted by the populace. Rex only learns of his nefarious misdeeds later on. Albeit it turns out an auditor Nopon in Mor Ardain had been suspicious of Bana for
a narcissistic playwright, throwing acting terms everywhere while, and throwing a fit whenever something "goes off-script".
working on exposing his corruption.
* TheReveal: WarForFunAndProfit: Bana was willing to sell weapons and material to all factions, including Torna. [[spoiler:He is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade.]]
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: His weapon after losing Obrona.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Jin who
later attempts to kill Queen Raqura and frame the Ardainians for the crime so he obeys without question. [[spoiler:Even his support of Torna's goal to destroy everything is because Jin wants it more than anything. Even as he dies as can profit from a result of Amalthus, his last thoughts are of when he first met Jin.war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.]]



[[folder:Patroka ''(Benkei)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Yuri Noguchi (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Mikhail to oversee the manufacturing of artificial Blades by Bana.

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[[folder:Patroka ''(Benkei)'']]
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[[folder:Muimui]]

-->Voiced by: Yuri Noguchi Fuji Mitsuya (Japanese), Laila Pyne Jonathan Keeble (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Mikhail to oversee the manufacturing Former assistant of artificial Blades by Bana.
professor Soosoo.



* BladeOnAStick: Wields a pole arm [[spoiler:after losing Perdido.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Fights on the side of the antagonists and is very hotheaded and aggressive.
* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler:Her element as a Blade.]]
* DualBoss: With Mikhail during their first encounter. Her second encounter includes him and Akhos.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Amalthus kills her from behind with one of his tentacles.]]
* MaskOfSanity: She initially appears stoic and taking her orders first and foremost compared to the jovial Mikhail. Once her Blade's Core Crystal gets destroyed, she quickly reveals herself to be NotSoStoic and attempts to [[KillThemAll destroy them all]] until Fan La Norne and Mikhail intervened. Her aggressive nature later makes it clear her professional initial appearance was just a front.
* MeaningfulName: "Benkai", her Japanese name, refers to UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei. While a GenderBlenderName due to Benkei being male, her Blade wields multiple weapons at once, which is what Benkei was known for.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female member of Torna following Nia's defection early in the game.
* UndyingLoyalty: Not to the same extent as Akhos, but she's loyal to Jin as well. Though she will question and defy Jins orders unlike him.

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* BladeOnAStick: Wields a pole arm [[spoiler:after losing Perdido.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Fights on the side of the antagonists and is very hotheaded and aggressive.
* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler:Her element as a Blade.]]
* DualBoss: With Mikhail during their first encounter. Her second encounter includes him and Akhos.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Amalthus kills her from behind
DeceptiveDisciple: Muimui terminated his internship with one of his tentacles.]]
Soosoo by terminating Soosoo.
* MaskOfSanity: She initially appears stoic HumongousMecha: Pilots Rosa alongside Bana.
* TheMole: He worked for Bana while helping the professors, eventually betraying them
and taking her orders first and foremost compared to the jovial Mikhail. Once her Blade's Core Crystal gets destroyed, she quickly reveals herself Lila to be NotSoStoic reprogrammed and attempts to [[KillThemAll destroy them all]] until Fan La Norne mass produced as part of Bana's own plans.
* NerdGlasses: Wears swirly glasses, much like [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Tatsu]] before him.
* NumberTwo: Of the Abandoned Factory segment in Mor Ardain, he works for Bana
and Mikhail intervened. Her aggressive nature later makes it clear her professional initial appearance was just a front.
* MeaningfulName: "Benkai", her Japanese name, refers to UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei. While a GenderBlenderName due to Benkei being male, her Blade wields multiple weapons at once, which is what Benkei was known for.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She
[[TheHeavy is the one driving the arc in place]].
* TheNondescript: Tora completely forgot Muimui existed simply because he's unmemorable.
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears
only female member a small mask during the flashback of Torna the raid on Soosoo's lab. Tatazo and Tora don't recognize him, but the player most certainly will.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's shown to have survived the fight with Rosa, but is barely conscious. However, his whereabouts
following Nia's defection early the end of Chapter 4 are unknown. It is not mentioned whether he died from possible injuries in the game.
* UndyingLoyalty: Not to the same extent as Akhos, but she's loyal to Jin as well. Though she will question and defy Jins orders unlike him.
battle, was taken into custody or [[KarmaHoudini is still a free Nopon]].



[[folder:Mikhail ''(Satahiko)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Todd Kramer (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Patroka, the two overseeing the deal of artificial Blades sold between Bana and Torna.

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[[folder:Mikhail ''(Satahiko)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Todd Kramer (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Patroka, the two overseeing the deal of artificial Blades sold between Bana and Torna.
[[folder:Niranira]]

An auditor from Argentum's Intelligence Division, who has been following Bana's illicit dealings.



* CasanovaWannabe: Tries flirting with Mythra and Mòrag in Chapter 6 and apparently does it frequently with Patroka. Naturally they all aggressively turn him down.
* CastingAShadow: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Appears in a few of the flashbacks with Mythra and Addam as a child, as shown when he reveals himself to Amalthus as another Blade Eater.]]
* CombatHandFan: Wields them [[spoiler:as a Blade Eater]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: Finds Mythra beautiful when she uses her power to destroy his and Patroka's Blade Cores. And again with Mòrag when they clash at the end of Chapter 6 and he declares her to be quite a looker.
* DrawAggro: Effectively serves as the party tank in fights with multiple Torna members, even having an ability to force the player's party to constantly draw aggro to him.
* DualBoss: With Patroka during their first encounter. Then again in his second boss fight including her and Akhos.
* DualWield: Both his fist and fan weapons.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Kind of. During the flashback right after his boss battle, he is the little boy alongside the group during the training regimen. This is far before any of the Torna members have their backstories revealed.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He [[spoiler:makes no effort to cause collateral damage on Indol out of sympathy for the refugees (fitting, as he is one himself), and]] is utterly disgusted by [[spoiler:Amalthus starting his war for the World Tree without evacuating them first, though not disgusted enough to hold back in the fight]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: People paying even a little attention during his and Patroka's second appearance will be able to spot that [[spoiler:unlike Akhos and Patroka, his Core Crystal is a visibly untainted blue.]] This makes the later reveal that [[spoiler:he's not a Flesh Eater at all a lot more preditable; all Flesh Eaters have shades of red in their Core Crystals, but the only other Blade Eater seen before the reveal, Zeke, keeps Pandoria's crystal colour with no alteration.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Commits one so that Rex and the others can stop Jin.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He knows when to retreat, taking Patroka away while she seeks to rampage.
* PowerFist: His initial weapon when with his Blade.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is not a Flesh Eater like his fellow Tornans; he is the inverse, a Blade Eater, which makes him immune to Fan la Norne's power used by Amalthus. Being a Blade Eater has also allowed him to live for more than five hundred years while still looking quite young.]]
* TagAlongKid: It appears he used to be this to Addam's original group during the Aegis War 500 years ago after he was discovered by Jin.
* TokenGoodTeammate: To a certain extent. [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna after Nia defects who isn't fully on-board with the plan to destroy ''everything'', and ends up making a HeroicSacrifice to take down the Titan Indol.]]
* TokenHuman: [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna to have been born a human. Malos is an Aegis and pure Blade, while the other members, Nia included, are all Flesh Eaters who started as normal Blades. Mikhail is a Blade Eater like Zeke and Amalthus, both of whom are considered human.]]
* WarRefugees: [[spoiler:Originally a human survivor of the destruction of Torna 500 years ago after Amalthus's armies destroyed the country.]]

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* CasanovaWannabe: Tries flirting with Mythra ForensicAccounting: Niranira is an auditor, and Mòrag in Chapter 6 and apparently does it frequently with Patroka. Naturally they all aggressively turn him down.
has tracked Bana's money to Mor Ardain.
* CastingAShadow: [[spoiler:His element RankUp: Following Bana's deposal, Niranira is enstated as a Blade]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Appears in a few
Acting Chairman of the flashbacks with Mythra Argentum Trade Guild and Addam as a child, as shown when he reveals himself to Amalthus as another Blade Eater.]]
* CombatHandFan: Wields them [[spoiler:as a Blade Eater]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: Finds Mythra beautiful when she uses her power to destroy his and Patroka's Blade Cores. And again with Mòrag when they clash at
attends the end summit of Chapter 6 and he declares her to be quite a looker.
leaders.
* DrawAggro: Effectively serves as the party tank in fights with multiple Torna members, even having an ability to force the player's party to constantly draw aggro to him.
* DualBoss: With Patroka during their first encounter. Then again in his second boss fight including her and Akhos.
* DualWield: Both his fist and fan weapons.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Kind of. During the flashback right after his boss battle, he is the little boy alongside the group during the training regimen. This is far
ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even before any of becoming the Torna members have their backstories revealed.
new Argentum chairman, he handles authority with efficiency and reason.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He [[spoiler:makes no effort to cause collateral damage on Indol RedHerring: There are a number of shots that suggest that he's a spy when the gang enters Mor Ardain's capital city. Turns out of sympathy he was monitoring them for the refugees (fitting, as he is one himself), and]] is utterly disgusted sake of good. Lampshaded by [[spoiler:Amalthus starting his war Dromarch.
* VocalDissonance: Has an uncharacteristically deep and stoic tone
for the World Tree without evacuating them first, though not disgusted enough to hold back in the fight]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: People paying even
a little attention during his and Patroka's second appearance will be able to spot that [[spoiler:unlike Akhos and Patroka, his Core Crystal is a visibly untainted blue.]] This makes the later reveal that [[spoiler:he's not a Flesh Eater at all a lot more preditable; all Flesh Eaters have shades of red in their Core Crystals, but the only other Blade Eater seen before the reveal, Zeke, keeps Pandoria's crystal colour with no alteration.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Commits one so that Rex and the others can stop Jin.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He knows when to retreat, taking Patroka away while she seeks to rampage.
* PowerFist: His initial weapon when with his Blade.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is not a Flesh Eater like his fellow Tornans; he is the inverse, a Blade Eater, which makes him immune to Fan la Norne's power used by Amalthus. Being a Blade Eater has also allowed him to live for more than five hundred years while still looking quite young.]]
* TagAlongKid: It appears he used to be this to Addam's original group during the Aegis War 500 years ago after he was discovered by Jin.
* TokenGoodTeammate: To a certain extent. [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna after Nia defects who isn't fully on-board with the plan to destroy ''everything'', and ends up making a HeroicSacrifice to take down the Titan Indol.]]
* TokenHuman: [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna to have been born a human. Malos is an Aegis and pure Blade, while the other members, Nia included, are all Flesh Eaters who started as normal Blades. Mikhail is a Blade Eater like Zeke and Amalthus, both of whom are considered human.]]
* WarRefugees: [[spoiler:Originally a human survivor of the destruction of Torna 500 years ago after Amalthus's armies destroyed the country.]]
Nopon.



[[folder:Obrona ''(Kamui)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7lngm7t.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka (Japanese), Naomi [=McDonald=] (English)

Akhos's Blade, seems to have the ability to stagnate either flow, as well as the ability to locate other Blades' energy signals from several kilometers away.

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[[folder:Obrona ''(Kamui)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7lngm7t.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka (Japanese), Naomi [=McDonald=] (English)

Akhos's Blade, seems to have
[[folder:Pupunin]]
A worker for
the ability to stagnate either flow, as well as the ability to locate other Blades' energy signals from several kilometers away.Argentum Guild.



* IntendedAudienceReaction: There's no way she wasn't made as irritating as she is on purpose. It makes it hard to sympathize with Akhos when [[spoiler:she's abruptly returned to her crystal and dies due to the damage to the crystal. Of course, that's the point - it distracts from asking why Akhos is so aghast a "mere" Blade was slain.]]
* PsychopathicWomanchild: Speaks in a high-pitched childish voice while sharing Akhos's sadistic tendencies, even repeating some last words he says.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Blade element is Electric.
* StoryBreakerPower: She can sense global Ether patterns, which amounts to giving Torna accurate tracking of ''every Driver and Blade in existence'', and can choke Blades of their Ether up close, crippling their effectiveness. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she's out of the picture same chapter she debuts?]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gets killed rather suddenly along with Malos' Blade Sever at the end of Chapter 3 by Mythra's powers piercing her Core Crystal]].

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* IntendedAudienceReaction: There's no way she wasn't made as irritating as she is ButtMonkey: This guy can't catch a break. First, he's sent by Bana to keep an eye on purpose. It makes it hard to sympathize with Akhos when [[spoiler:she's abruptly returned to her crystal and dies due to Rex onboard the damage to the crystal. Of course, that's the point - it distracts from asking why Akhos is so aghast a "mere" Blade was slain.]]
* PsychopathicWomanchild: Speaks in a high-pitched childish voice while sharing Akhos's sadistic tendencies, even repeating some last words he says.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Blade element is Electric.
* StoryBreakerPower: She can sense global Ether patterns,
Maelstrom, during which amounts it was supposed to giving Torna accurate tracking of ''every Driver crash in order to reap the benefits from its insurance (and Bana's livid that "[Pupunin] can't even die properly"), then much later, onboard the Ardainian battleship parked at Indol [[spoiler:the heroes (incorrectly) assume that the Tirkin cooks he hired were assassins and Blade in existence'', and can choke Blades of their Ether end up close, crippling their effectiveness. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she's out of the picture same chapter she debuts?]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gets killed rather suddenly along
beating them up senseless, then exit to confront Bana, leaving Pupunin with Malos' Blade Sever at a huge mess]]. On Percival's side quest, Pupunin's the end next target for a group of Chapter 3 by Mythra's powers piercing her Core Crystal]].assassins that the former is tracking.



[[folder:Sever]]

-->Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese), Eric Meyers (English)

Malos's Blade, a wind-based Blade with an unorthodox shapeshifting weapon.

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[[folder:Sever]]

-->Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese), Eric Meyers (English)

Malos's Blade, a wind-based Blade with an unorthodox shapeshifting weapon.
[[folder:Tatazo]]
Tora's dadapon.



* BlowYouAway: His element is Wind.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as Malos's Blade during Chapter 1.
* MorphWeapon: Sever's weapon takes several forms, inclusing a shield/knuckleduster hybrid, a straight-bladed longsword, and a reverse-grip blade that seems to be a mix of both.
* SatelliteCharacter: Mostly serves as a background character and lends Malos his weapon; aside from a few overworld lines (and a brief stint as an interactable NPC) he barely says anything.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:While he's in more cutscenes than Oborona is, he has only a tiny handful of lines before he's obliterated by Siren at the end of chapter 3]].

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* BlowYouAway: His element is Wind.
DirtyOldMan: Like his son and dadapon, Tatazo's motives for making Poppi and Lila are less than pure, especially when it comes to the optional features.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves DudeWheresMyRespect: He gets no respect from Lila, noting that whenever she throws out the trash, she throws ''him'' out as Malos's Blade during well.
* InTheBlood: Tora inherited his love of maids from him, who likewise inherited it from Soosoo.
* KidnappedScientist: A good portion of
Chapter 1.
* MorphWeapon: Sever's weapon takes several forms, inclusing a shield/knuckleduster hybrid, a straight-bladed longsword,
4 is spent dealing with who kidnapped him and a reverse-grip blade that seems to be a mix of both.
* SatelliteCharacter: Mostly serves as a background character and lends Malos his weapon; aside from a few overworld lines (and a brief stint as an interactable NPC) he barely says anything.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:While he's in more cutscenes than Oborona is, he has only a tiny handful of lines before he's obliterated by Siren at the end of chapter 3]].
why.



[[folder:Perdido]]

-->Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (Japanese), Joseph May (English)
Patroka's Blade.

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[[folder:Perdido]]

-->Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (Japanese), Joseph May (English)
Patroka's Blade.
[[folder:Soosoo]]
Tora's grampypon and Tatazo's dadapon.



* AllThereInTheManual: Is only named in the artbook.
* DualWielding: ''Quad''-wielding.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms, one for each weapon.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Carries an Greataxe, Megalance and Chroma Katana, while Patroka uses his cannon.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Doesn't get a ''single cutscene line'' before Mythra offs him]].
* PlayingWithFire: His element is Fire.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Is only named DirtyOldMan: Spent most of his time locked in the artbook.
family's lab. When Rex praises his dedication, Tora corrects him: that's where he kept his PornStash.
* DualWielding: ''Quad''-wielding.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms, one for each weapon.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Carries an Greataxe, Megalance
MadScientist: Tora has fond memories of Soosoo leaning over blueprints and Chroma Katana, while Patroka uses his cannon.
cackling maniacally.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Doesn't get a ''single cutscene line'' before Mythra offs him]].
* PlayingWithFire: His element is Fire.
PosthumousCharacter: Dies prior to the start of the game.



[[folder:Cressidus]]

-->Voiced by: Kentaro Tone (Japanese), Kerry Shale (English)
Mikhail's Blade.

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[[folder:Cressidus]]

-->Voiced by: Kentaro Tone (Japanese), Kerry Shale (English)
Mikhail's Blade.
[[folder:Lila ''(Kiku)'']]
An artificial Blade created by Toras grampypon Soosoo and dadapon Tatazo.



* AllThereInTheManual: Is only named in the artbook.
* DishingOutDirt: His element is Earth.
* DualWielding: Wields one weapon per fist.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His kuckle duster/tonfa weapons can expand and merge to form a shield.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Is killed along with Perdido before getting a single cutscene line.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: Stellar Explosion, his level IV Blade Special.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Is BareFistedMonk: She's a Martial Artist, as shown by her boss fight.
* DisneyDeath: Ceases functioning after using the last of her power to jump-start Poppi's ether furnace properly. Of course, she's a robot, and her creator is right there. Tatazo simply repairs her.
* FlawedPrototype: Despite being of mostly superior quality to Poppi's default configuration, her Ether Furnace is
only named in Tatazo's inferior replication of his dadapon's work, meaning Poppi is capable of matching her power output without her own Furnace working at full power.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Despite being reprogrammed to ignore Tatazo, she rips out
the artbook.
control device implanted in her to defy Bana and honor her creators.
* DishingOutDirt: His element is Earth.
* DualWielding: Wields
JetPack: Has one weapon per fist.
on her back.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His kuckle duster/tonfa weapons can expand {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit.
* ServileSnarker: While she's much more polite to her creator's face than Poppi, she's also a lot more passive-aggressive. The example given is that she frequently classifies Tatazo as household waste
and merge attempts to form a shield.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Is killed along
throw him out with Perdido before getting a single cutscene line.]]
the garbage.
* StuffBlowingUp: Stellar Explosion, his level IV Blade Special.SuperPrototype: Lila was the original creation of Soosoo, Tatazo, and some aid from Tora. Unlike Poppi, she has her full capabilities brought forth from the start thanks to the genius of Soosoo. Subverted though when it turns out her Ether Furnace is an inferior attempt to copy Poppi's. She claims to still be superior when she recognizes Poppi's Ether Furnace is not operating at full capacity, but [[spoiler: Poppi still [[CurbStompBattle crushes her]] one-on-one following the second fight with her.]]



[[folder:Lora ''(Laura)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Anna Koval (English)

Jin and Haze's former Driver.

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[[folder:Lora ''(Laura)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Anna Koval (English)

Jin
[[folder:The Kingpin - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
!!Don Dondon
Bana's dadapon
and Haze's former Driver.leader of the Lindwurm Anti-Ardanian organization.



* AbusiveParents: From what little we see of her father, he was a violent drunk, ready to stab his own daughter to get his Core Crystal back after she accidentally awakened Jin. As she was now under the protection of one of the world's strongest Blades, it didn't go well for him.
* IdenticalStranger: Her and Haze looked like sisters, and even had the same voice in the Japanese version. While they were hardly strangers, given the wide variety Blades come in, this level of similarity due to resonance was treated as quite unique (Blades do often take on aspects of the person who first awakens them, but normally not to such an extreme degree).
* MoralityPet: Is this to Jin, at least after [[spoiler:Jin becomes a flesh eater]]. Albeit its a pretty questionable case, as he uses Lora's death more as a reminder of why he believes himself justified in the atrocities he commits, while knowing full well Lora would hate him for what he is doing.
* PosthumousCharacter: Lived 500 years ago, having fought alongside Addam in the Aegis War.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Her death at Amalthusís attack on Torna, and a moment of weakness when she despaired over Jin forgetting her, is what ultimately led to Jin joining Malos.]]

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* AbusiveParents: From what little we see of her father, he was ArcVillain: Of the Brionac/Lindwurm sidequest arc that starts with ''We Meet Again''.
* BonusBoss: Takes the original Bana's place as the strongest sidequest boss in the game.
* CallBack:
** Dondon is this to, ironically, [[XenobladeChronicles the original Bana]], being
a violent drunk, ready to stab his own daughter to get his Core Crystal back regular-sized nopon kingpin fought riding a flying enemy after she accidentally awakened Jin. As she was now under the protection of a long sidequest chain.
** Zadazan is named after Zazadan,
one of the world's strongest Blades, it didn't go well for him.
* IdenticalStranger: Her and Haze looked like sisters, and even had
original Bana's pawns, but his role as the same voice in the Japanese version. While they were hardly strangers, given the wide variety Blades come in, this level of similarity due to resonance was treated as quite unique (Blades do often take on aspects penultimate villain of the person who first awakens them, but normally not arc brings to such an extreme degree).
mind fellow pawn Dedeba.
* MoralityPet: Is this to Jin, CigarChomper: One of his distinguishing traits is a cigar in his mouth at least all times, even when he's running on the wheel with Bana.
* TheDragon:
** Common Blade Akatsuki serves as his first, manipulating Brionac into fulfilling his wishes.
** Zadazan, another Nopon, is his second
after [[spoiler:Jin becomes a flesh eater]]. Albeit its a pretty questionable case, as he uses Lora's the death more of Akatsuki's Driver, and is fought right before Don Dondon himself.
** Bana also turns out to be another one unrelated to the others. His role is to build up Argentum, which will weaken Mor Ardain in return.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Akatsuki, Zadazan, and Bana were all members of Lindwurm under him. Argentum under Bana
as a reminder of why whole is also a piece in taking down Mor Ardain.
* PunnyName: His name is an obvious play on don, a common title for mafia bosses that
he believes himself justified in also has before his actual name.
* UnwittingPawn: Downplayed with Bana. While
the atrocities he commits, while knowing full well Lora would hate him two genuinely care for what he each other and Bana willingly helped his father, talking to Zadazan at Dondon's office after Lindwurm is doing.
* PosthumousCharacter: Lived 500
taken care of reveals that Don Dondon had Zadazan forge the letters from Bana's mother, who had walked out years ago, having fought alongside Addam in the Aegis War.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Her death at Amalthusís attack
to keep Bana focused on Torna, and a moment of weakness when she despaired over Jin forgetting her, is what ultimately led to Jin joining Malos.]]Argentum.



[[folder:Addam Origo]]

-->Voiced by: Yusuke Handa (Japanese), Paul Thornley (English)

The legendary hero of Torna and the former Driver of Mythra.

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[[folder:Addam Origo]]

-->Voiced by: Yusuke Handa (Japanese), Paul Thornley (English)

! Gormott

[[folder:Dughall]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zhjuz5r.png]]
The legendary hero corrupt Ardainian consul of Torna Gormott and the former Driver ally of Mythra.Bana.



* {{Bishonen}}: From the little we see of him, he was handsome in his youth, and rather interestingly, resembles an older, lighter-haired Rex.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs. Zeke is ''mortified'' to learn that spicy food gave him diarrhea, and begs Mythra to stop when she begins rattling other little known facts about his hero.
* ButNowIMustGo: It is stated that after sealing away the Aegis, the hero Addam disappeared from the world. Although his phantasm states he has long since departed from the world, it is never elaborated upon what exactly became of him.
* FamedInStory: He is the most famous hero in Alrest, to the point that he is something of a deified hero, a childhood idol to many such as Zeke.
* GenerationXerox: Rex is seen as this to him by many who knew him, particularly Mythra/Pyra. They even look somewhat alike.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is the previous Driver of the Aegis and the hero who saved the world from Malos 500 years ago.
* InTheHood: He seems to have preferred to keep his hood up even in the company of his comrades, obscuring his features.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is long since dead from the start of the story.

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* {{Bishonen}}: From AuthorityInNameOnly: Subverted. While he's completely aware his post is just [[ReassignedToAntarctica getting him out of the little we see way]] and he permits things like insane delivery fees for merchants (since he gets a cut), he did actually do his job keeping the town guard in order. After he's deposed, [[RealityEnsues racial tensions flare and the militia is stretched to breaking point keeping the city running]]. Lampshaded later when the party is shocked to hear his administration might have been doing the occupied city some good.
* CorruptPolitician: Is the corrupt Ardanian consul
of him, Gormott and is an ally of one of the villains: Bana.
* DirtyCoward: Hides behind his Blade rather than face Rex and the crew directly.
* FantasticRacism: When called out on using his Blade as a living shield, he states that he does not care about Blades' feelings, and mocks the protagonists for doing so. Notably averted regarding the province
he was handsome in governing, though. He's never seen talking to the locals, but he doesn't go out of his youth, way to insult the Gormotti either, and rather interestingly, resembles an older, lighter-haired Rex.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs. Zeke is ''mortified''
he was actually keeping military bigots in line (although he often refers to learn that spicy food gave him diarrhea, the city/province itself as a "flea-bitten backwater").
* {{Gonk}}: He's quite portly, has got a disproportionately big mouth, a big nose, a heavy brow
and begs Mythra to stop a gaudy mustache. Among the human cast, he's one of the uglier ones.
* SissyVillain: Has very...campy poses
when she begins rattling other little known facts about he talks to people.
* SmugSnake: Dughall's absolutely full of himself, and acts like more of a bigshot than he really is. Naturally, Rex kicks
his hero.
ass.
* ButNowIMustGo: It is stated that StarterVillain: Is the first major boss the protagonists face, and disappears from the plot without fanfare after sealing away a single defeat.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While Bana gets frustrated when he states their dealings on open channels that Indol can overhear, even Dughall finds Captain Padraig to be a moron for not knowing the color of emerald. Even moreso with the fact Padraig never even informs him Brighid was there when they encountered
the Aegis, leaving Dughall surprised when Mòrag and Brighid mention her.
* UncertainDoom: After he's defeated, he's mentioned as being deposed. It isn't clear if this means he was killed by
the hero Addam disappeared from party in his boss fight, or if he survived the world. Although fight, but the Ardainian Empire stripped him of his phantasm states power and had him tried for his illegal activity. His Blade not reverting to its Core Crystal on-screen after he has long since departed from the world, it is never elaborated upon what exactly became of him.
knocked out makes his exact fate more ambiguous.
* FamedInStory: He is the most famous hero in Alrest, WarmupBoss: As capstone to the point that he is something of a deified hero, a childhood idol to many such as Zeke.
* GenerationXerox: Rex is seen as this to him by many who knew him, particularly Mythra/Pyra. They even look somewhat alike.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is
first real "dungeon" the previous Driver of player completes, he's pretty plainly just a punching bag so the Aegis and player can understand the hero who saved the world from Malos 500 years ago.
* InTheHood: He seems
Blade combo mechanic, with an annoying Blowdown attack to have preferred to keep his hood up even in the company of his comrades, obscuring his features.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is long since dead from the start of the story.
show how useful seals can be.



!Mor Adain

[[folder:Emperor Niall ''(Nefei)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Daniel Buckley (English)

The Emperor of Mor Ardain. Partnered with the Blade Aegaeon.




!Argentum

[[folder:Bana ''(Ban)'']]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wmh4fqr.png]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese), Stephen Critchlow (English)

Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild. He hired Rex to aid Torna in their endeavors to obtain the Aegis for his own profit.

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\n!Argentum\n\n[[folder:Bana ''(Ban)'']]\n[[quoteright:250:http://static.* AChildShallLeadThem: He looks close to Rex's age.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Does die for a short time after shielding the protagonists from Bana's bomb, as shown by Aegaeon returning to his Core Crystal, but fortunately is quickly revived by Nia]].
* TheGoodKing: Is loved and respected by his people and he tries to do his best to solve the problem of the dying Mor Adain Titan without bloodshed.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Puts himself in the way of Bana's last ditch bomb so that Aegaeon can protect everyone else]].
* InadequateInheritor: [[spoiler:In a meeting with Mòrag after the peace talks he refuses to take back Aegaeon's Core Crystal, feeling that he failed as a Driver, being unable to save himself along with everyone else and decides that is better for his cousin Mòrag to keep hold of it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aegaeon ''(Wadatsumi)'']]
[[quoteright:280:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wmh4fqr.png]]

org/pmwiki/pub/images/peo599w.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese), Stephen Critchlow Chris Ragland (English)

Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild. He hired Rex to aid Torna in their endeavors to obtain the Aegis for his own profit.
Emperor Niall's Blade and bodyguard.



* BadBoss: Makes Lila continue to attack even when it would destroy her. Near the beginning of the game, he was complicit in letting an entire salvage crew be executed by Jin and Malos for being witnesses to the Aegis, and even further, he even told his own camera feed guy beforehand that he was supposed to die and was ready to scold him for coming out alive.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a tiny goatee growing in his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Willing to do whatever he can to line his own pockets.
* DevilInPlainSight: Unlike [[spoiler:Bana of Bionis]], ''this'' Bana is clearly painted as a villain from the get-go.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat, a sidequest regarding his secret treasure reveals that his true treasure are letters from his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Mamapon]]. Following that, talking to an NPC reveals that Bana loves his parents genuinely, but his obsession with money has been his fatal flaw.]]
** [[spoiler:At the end of the game, after uncovering his Mamapon's letters and completing the ''Farewell, Good Friend'' quest, you get to uncover that the mastermind behind the groups seeking the end of the Ardainian empire is Bana's Dadapon Don Dondon. After beating him, he joins Bana on the wheel and the two go on about how much they love each other]].
* EvilIsBigger: He is much larger than the other Nopon, including Tora.
* FatBastard: Rotundness is a normal Nopon trait, but Bana is a lot bigger than normal and he's an opportunistic slimeball even by his race's standards.
* {{Gonk}}: He's distinctively non-cute compared to other [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], such as having a heavier brow and a garrish beard, mustache and topknot. Even his portraits do little to downplay his relative ugliness, making him look more like a tiny [[Franchise/StarWars Hutt]] with fur. In-universe, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he's still considered cute by Nopon standards]].
* {{Greed}}: He cares for nothing but money to keep his lavish lifestyle sated.
* HateSink: From him granting order to Tora's families deaths, and putting Tatazo into slavery, to torturing Lila when she fails to destroy Poppi, to attempting to assassinate the royalty of Uraya and Mor Ardain, there is nothing likeable about him at all.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Never thought that TheHero Rex would actually try to stop him when he did unscrupulous weapon construction.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots the giant artificial Blade Rosa in his boss fight. Later pilots an improved version without Muimui.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Survives the explosion of Giga Rosa.]]
* MythologyGag: Shares his name with a Nopon from the previous game, [[spoiler:who was also a greed-driven villain. They are both also punished for their crimes by being forced to run on a giant wheel.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bana's attempt to assassinate the leaders of Mor Ardain and Uraya to cause a war between them ultimately causes them to call a ceasefire, since Emperor Niall's HeroicSacrifice convinces Queen Raqura that Niall was sincere in not wanting to start a war with Uraya.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Calls Dughall an idiot due to the latter's excessive flattery and mentioning of their illicit Core Crystals trafficking on an unsecured line. Later on chews out Muimui when he brings the heroes all the way into the factory while failing to capture them.
* TakingYouWithMe: After his attempts to execute the royalty of both Uraya and Mor Ardain fail, Bana attempts to defy them with one last suicidal act by self-destructing Rosa. [[spoiler:It ends up killing no one in the long run]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: He speaks this way in the English dub.
* VillainRespect: It's suggested he has some degree of respect towards Rex, since he calls Rex "Rex-Rex" (which is an AffectionateNickname by Nopon who respect him, like Tora). Might've began when he was impressed with Rex's surprising display of cunning thought during the raid on the Abandoned Factory.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trusted by the populace. Rex only learns of his nefarious misdeeds later on. Albeit it turns out an auditor Nopon in Mor Ardain had been suspicious of Bana for a while, and working on exposing his corruption.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Bana was willing to sell weapons and material to all factions, including Torna. [[spoiler:He later attempts to kill Queen Raqura and frame the Ardainians for the crime so he can profit from a war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.]]

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* BadBoss: Makes Lila continue to attack even when it would destroy her. Near AceCustom: Aegaeon looks much like the beginning missing link between Common Blades and Rares, being essentially a much more ornate version of a Common. He's also one of the game, he was complicit in letting only story-related Blades, playable or not, whose weapon is of an entire salvage crew be executed by Jin and Malos for being witnesses to the Aegis, and even further, he even told his own camera feed guy beforehand that he was supposed to die and was ready to scold him for coming out alive.
existing type rather than unique.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a tiny goatee growing in his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Willing to do whatever he can to line his own pockets.
* DevilInPlainSight: Unlike [[spoiler:Bana of Bionis]], ''this'' Bana is clearly painted as a villain from the get-go.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat, a sidequest regarding his secret treasure reveals that his true treasure are letters from his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Mamapon]]. Following that, talking to an NPC reveals that Bana loves his parents genuinely, but his obsession
AncestralWeapon: Like with money Brighid he has been passed down the Mor Adain royal bloodline.
* FailureKnight: Laments that he has become this after
his fatal flaw.failure to [[spoiler:save the life of Emperor Niall. Luckily, thanks to Nia, Emperor Niall survives. However, the current Aegaeon has no memory of his past self and Emperor Niall prohibits Aegaeon from accessing his past records, though he hears rumors about the incident. Brigid reassures to him that Emperor Niall simply wishes that he would use his strength to protect all of Alrest, rather than just him.]]
** [[spoiler:At the end * MeaningfulName: "Wadatsumi" is one of the game, after uncovering his Mamapon's letters and completing the ''Farewell, Good Friend'' quest, you get to uncover that the mastermind behind the groups seeking the end of the Ardainian empire is Bana's Dadapon Don Dondon. After beating him, he joins Bana on the wheel and the two go on about how much they love each other]].
* EvilIsBigger: He is much larger than the other Nopon, including Tora.
* FatBastard: Rotundness is a normal Nopon trait, but Bana is a lot bigger than normal and he's an opportunistic slimeball even by his race's standards.
* {{Gonk}}: He's distinctively non-cute compared to other [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], such as having a heavier brow and a garrish beard, mustache and topknot. Even his portraits do little to downplay his relative ugliness, making him look more like a tiny [[Franchise/StarWars Hutt]] with fur. In-universe, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he's still considered cute by Nopon standards]].
* {{Greed}}: He cares for nothing but money to keep his lavish lifestyle sated.
* HateSink: From him granting order to Tora's families deaths, and putting Tatazo into slavery, to torturing Lila when she fails to destroy Poppi, to attempting to assassinate the royalty of Uraya and Mor Ardain, there is nothing likeable about him at all.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Never thought that TheHero Rex would actually try to stop him when he did unscrupulous weapon construction.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots the giant artificial Blade Rosa in his boss fight. Later pilots an improved version without Muimui.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Survives the explosion of Giga Rosa.]]
* MythologyGag: Shares his name with a Nopon from the previous game, [[spoiler:who was also a greed-driven villain. They are both also punished for their crimes by being forced to run on a giant wheel.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bana's attempt to assassinate the leaders of Mor Ardain and Uraya to cause a war between them ultimately causes them to call a ceasefire, since Emperor Niall's HeroicSacrifice convinces Queen Raqura that Niall was sincere in not wanting to start a war with Uraya.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Calls Dughall an idiot due to the latter's excessive flattery and mentioning of their illicit Core Crystals trafficking on an unsecured line. Later on chews out Muimui when he brings the heroes all the way into the factory while failing to capture them.
* TakingYouWithMe: After his attempts to execute the royalty of both Uraya and Mor Ardain fail, Bana attempts to defy them with one last suicidal act by self-destructing Rosa. [[spoiler:It ends up killing no one in the long run]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: He speaks this way in the English dub.
* VillainRespect: It's suggested he has some degree of respect towards Rex, since he calls Rex "Rex-Rex" (which is an AffectionateNickname by Nopon who respect him, like Tora). Might've began when he was impressed with Rex's surprising display of cunning thought during the raid on the Abandoned Factory.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trusted by the populace. Rex only learns of his nefarious misdeeds later on. Albeit it turns out an auditor Nopon in Mor Ardain had been suspicious of Bana for a while, and working on exposing his corruption.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Bana was willing to sell weapons and material to all factions, including Torna. [[spoiler:He later attempts to kill Queen Raqura and frame the Ardainians
names for the crime so he can profit from a war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.]]Japanese God of Seas, [[JapaneseMythology born when Izanagi was washing himself clean of]] [[TheUnderworld Yomi's corruption]].



[[folder:Muimui]]

-->Voiced by: Fuji Mitsuya (Japanese), Jonathan Keeble (English)

Former assistant of professor Soosoo.

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[[folder:Muimui]]

-->Voiced by: Fuji Mitsuya (Japanese), Jonathan Keeble (English)

Former assistant
!Uraya

[[folder:Cole]]
A playwright who makes plays based on the Aegis War and an old mercenary comrade
of professor Soosoo.Vandham.



* DeceptiveDisciple: Muimui terminated his internship with Soosoo by terminating Soosoo.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots Rosa alongside Bana.
* TheMole: He worked for Bana while helping the professors, eventually betraying them and taking Lila to be reprogrammed and mass produced as part of Bana's own plans.
* NerdGlasses: Wears swirly glasses, much like [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Tatsu]] before him.
* NumberTwo: Of the Abandoned Factory segment in Mor Ardain, he works for Bana and [[TheHeavy is the one driving the arc in place]].
* TheNondescript: Tora completely forgot Muimui existed simply because he's unmemorable.
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears only a small mask during the flashback of the raid on Soosoo's lab. Tatazo and Tora don't recognize him, but the player most certainly will.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's shown to have survived the fight with Rosa, but is barely conscious. However, his whereabouts following the end of Chapter 4 are unknown. It is not mentioned whether he died from possible injuries in the battle, was taken into custody or [[KarmaHoudini is still a free Nopon]].

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* DeceptiveDisciple: Muimui terminated his internship BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:He got all the bad aspects of being a Flesh Eater Blade with Soosoo by terminating Soosoo.
none of the benefits. Aging, lack of power, and an inability to absorb required ether to live when in small amounts.]]
* HumongousMecha: Pilots Rosa MysteriousPast: Knows Pyra and Torna, but doesn't give anything specific on his past during his first meeting with Rex.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His real name is Minoth and he once fought in the Aegis War
alongside Bana.
* TheMole: He worked for Bana while helping the professors, eventually betraying them
Mythra and taking Lila Azurda]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Due
to be reprogrammed and mass produced as part of Bana's own plans.
* NerdGlasses: Wears swirly glasses, much like [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Tatsu]] before him.
* NumberTwo: Of the Abandoned Factory segment in Mor Ardain, he works for Bana and [[TheHeavy is the one driving the arc in place]].
* TheNondescript: Tora completely forgot Muimui existed simply because he's unmemorable.
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears only a small mask during the flashback of the raid on Soosoo's lab. Tatazo and Tora don't recognize him, but the player most certainly will.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's shown to have survived the fight with Rosa, but is barely conscious. However, his whereabouts following the end of Chapter 4 are unknown. It is not mentioned whether he died from possible injuries
Urayas less than ideal ether amount in the battle, was taken into custody or [[KarmaHoudini is still a free Nopon]].environment his dying body and health are significantly worsened by living there, shortening his lifespan significantly.]]



[[folder:Niranira]]

An auditor from Argentum's Intelligence Division, who has been following Bana's illicit dealings.

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[[folder:Niranira]]

An auditor from Argentum's Intelligence Division, who has been following Bana's illicit dealings.
[[folder:Queen Raqura ''(Queen Ragert)'']]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gzt9pka_1.png]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher (English)

The Queen of Uraya.



* ForensicAccounting: Niranira is an auditor, and has tracked Bana's money to Mor Ardain.
* RankUp: Following Bana's deposal, Niranira is enstated as Acting Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild and attends the summit of leaders.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even before becoming the new Argentum chairman, he handles authority with efficiency and reason.
* RedHerring: There are a number of shots that suggest that he's a spy when the gang enters Mor Ardain's capital city. Turns out he was monitoring them for the sake of good. Lampshaded by Dromarch.
* VocalDissonance: Has an uncharacteristically deep and stoic tone for a Nopon.

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* ForensicAccounting: Niranira is an auditor, and has tracked Bana's money to Mor Ardain.
* RankUp: Following Bana's deposal, Niranira is enstated
AdiposeRex: Is noticeably more rotund than her starving subjects, as Acting Chairman a consequence of the Argentum Trade Guild and attends the summit of leaders.
Uraya's social stratification.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even before becoming the new Argentum chairman, he handles authority Despite Uraya's tensions being at an all-time high with efficiency and reason.
* RedHerring: There are a number of shots
Mor Ardain, she is willing to accept that suggest that he's a spy when the gang enters recent unprovoked attack on her people was a FalseFlagOperation after a little deliberation, and work out an agreement with Mor Ardain's capital city. Turns out he was monitoring them for Ardain.
* OutOfFocus: Much of
the sake of good. Lampshaded by Dromarch.
* VocalDissonance: Has an uncharacteristically deep and stoic tone for
exposition on Uraya is done through Vandham. Raqura doesn't even make a Nopon.proper appearance until Chapter 6, well past the point where the party has moved on from Uraya. [[spoiler:She does play a featured role in the final Mercenary level-up mission, however]].



[[folder:Pupunin]]
A worker for the Argentum Guild.

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[[folder:Pupunin]]
A worker for
!Indol

[[folder:Amalthus ''(Marbeni)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7x7n6ps.png]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese), Corey Johnson (English)

The Praetor of Indol who effectively controls
the Argentum Guild.nation through Core Crystals.



* ButtMonkey: This guy can't catch a break. First, he's sent by Bana to keep an eye on Rex onboard the Maelstrom, during which it was supposed to crash in order to reap the benefits from its insurance (and Bana's livid that "[Pupunin] can't even die properly"), then much later, onboard the Ardainian battleship parked at Indol [[spoiler:the heroes (incorrectly) assume that the Tirkin cooks he hired were assassins and end up beating them up senseless, then exit to confront Bana, leaving Pupunin with a huge mess]]. On Percival's side quest, Pupunin's the next target for a group of assassins that the former is tracking.

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* ButtMonkey: This guy can't AGodAmI: He considers himself the chosen of the Architect. He's deluded himself into believing that the Architect's will aligns with his own, and eventually begins referring to his own ambitions as what the Architect wants him to do. He refuses to even entertain the idea that he is wrong or should change, believing he will lose who he is (or rather has deluded himself into being) if he does so.
* AchillesHeel: He is initially weak to ice as a boss. Jin finishes him by freezing Amalthus to absolute zero.
* AlasPoorVillain: His death has shades of this, as Zeke thinks back on a conversation he had with Amalthus after he had saved his life, remarking on how horribly sad he seemed to be, and pondering if this was as genuinely a part of Amalthus as the monster that they had just witnessed. In the end it can come across that Amalthus was as much a thoroughly broken person as he was evil.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Besides forcing an EnemyMine, his arrival at the World Tree conveniently results in the deaths of four-fifths of Torna as well as himself, thus ensuring our heroes don't have to stain their hands with sympathetic-villain blood.
* BarrierChangeBoss: In his boss fight, he can change his weakness with the move "Divine Robe".
* BeingEvilSucks: Make no mistake, Amalthus is not a remotely happy person, his delusions of following the Architect's will being perhaps the only thing that keeps him going.
* BigBad: Shares this role with Malos; Malos is the greater physical threat of the two, even with Amalthus's transformed state, but Amalthus is the one responsible for setting Malos on his way.
* BigDamnHeroes: Given who he ends up being, he has a surprisingly impressive example of this trope, as he gets between the two armies just in time to stop all out war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.
* ChurchMilitant: Is the leader of Indol and also an extremist who wants to carry out his perverted interpretation of the Architect's will at any cost.
* CombatTentacles: Has them in his OneWingedAngel form.
* TheCorrupter: As Malos' Driver, Malos' personality was formed from Amalthus's desires, turning him into an OmnicidalManiac driven only by Amalthus's darkest impulses.
* DespairEventHorizon: Healing a wounded man, only to later
catch a break. First, he's sent by Bana to keep an eye on Rex onboard him in the Maelstrom, during which it act of murder, drove him far enough into despair that he was supposed willing to crash ''climb all the way to space'' in order to reap the benefits demand some kind of explanation from its insurance (and Bana's livid the Architect. Not getting one is perhaps part of what pushed him right over the edge.
* EmbodimentOfVice: Sloth, primarily, as befitting the leader of the nation themed after
that "[Pupunin] can't particular sin. Though he plays the role of peacekeeper between the other nations, his contentment with keeping the world reliant on his services means no actual change occurs. Taken to extremes once he shows his true colors, embodying the more despairing and nihilistic aspects of sloth; he would rather just destroy the world than try to improve it, and he refuses to change who he is or acknowledge change in others.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He sees the ghost of his deceased mother in his final moments. It was also her death over 500 years ago that served as his StartOfDarkness.
* FallenHero: His life story is essentially one long downward spiral, from a KnightInSourArmor to an OmnicidalManiac to finally just not caring about anything but his own power and prestige.
* GoodShepherd: In his youth, he was a genuinely benevolent priest who healed the sick and injured and protected the weak and downtrodden.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Patriarch Sergius]]. Both are {{Church Militant}}s who seek to use their respective god's power for nefarious means.
* FantasticRacism: He sees Blades as nothing more than tools to be used and discarded. Same for Titans. He wants the Architect's power in part to destroy both.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite coming off as wise and noble towards Rex and his friends, they were nothing more than a means for him to secure dominion over Alrest. He also drops all friendly pretenses on the way to Elysium with him and his soldiers attacking anyone in his way without giving them a chance.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother sacrificed herself when he was a young child as they were running from a soldier. He soon stumbled upon the soldiers' camp where he found his dead mother with eyes open and the soldiers asleep. Amalthus promptly snapped, hating the world as he picked up a large rock and smashed a soldier's head in. Not helping matters is that all his attempts at giving humanity another chance ended poorly, such as when a man whose wounds he had tended to went off and committed murder.
* TheHeavy: Everything that happens during the game can ultimately be traced back to him, and not just his bringing back the two Aegis cores from Elysium; he's also directly responsible for the formation of Torna with his post-war actions, his policies on Blades (Flesh Eaters and Blade Eaters) resulted in Nia and Zeke being able to join the party, and Indol's domineering presence over the other nations results in multiple bad outcomes for the party (Padraig moves to arrest Rex primarily because he's an unregistered Driver, Tantal believe themselves backed
even die properly"), then much later, onboard further into a corner when Amalthus sends them an ultimatum and react poorly, etc.). Even the Ardainian battleship parked situation of the Titans dying out with no new ones to replace them is implied to be because of Amalthus's tampering with the natural lifecycle of Blades and Titans.
* {{Hypocrite}}: For all he carries on about how mankind is regressing technologically, he doesn't seem willing to admit that his own machinations keeping civilization dependent on an unsustainable resource he controls the distribution of might have anything to do with it.
* ImpliedAnswer: A major part of his motivation is that he saw one where there wasn't. As the Architect never actually stopped him from stealing the Aegis cores, attacking Torna, or any of his more dubious actions, he came to the conclusion that "God" was fully on board with his hatred of everything. The truth was simply that Klaus believed his atonement was doomed to fail, and let his new humanity do its thing no matter what came out of it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He is motivated solely by his own selfish desires and god complex. Even his despair over the world eventually came to be about how he thinks nothing else is as great as himself. Amalthus even admits to Rex the idea of people changing proves his selfish despair
at Indol [[spoiler:the heroes (incorrectly) assume the world's state is wrong, but doesn't care because ''he'' personally refuses to change because in his eyes he's already perfect.
* MisanthropeSupreme: His intense self-loathing and despair over the terrible state of the world festered into a desire to see everyone - humans, Blades, and Titans alike - destroyed forever.
* MotiveDecay: While he was originally driven by a belief
that the Tirkin cooks he hired were assassins world was irredeemably corrupt and end up beating needed to be destroyed, the fame he gained from climbing the World Tree brought him power and prestige, and he eventually became more interested in preserving the status quo and advancing his own self-interest than in any sort of cause.
* MouthOfSauron: Subverted. Amalthus ''believes'' himself to be this for the Architect, but in reality the Architect would rather have nothing to do with him.
* KarmicDeath: After some heavy beatdown from Rex and his party, it is Jin, one of the few survivors from the Kingdom of Torna that Amalthus destroyed 500 years ago, who finishes him off.
* KnightInSourArmor: In his youth, despite his cynicism, he still tried to make the world a better place. He was driven into complete despair by the seeming futility of his actions.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white and gold robes. He is also one of the game's antagonists.
* OhCrap: The very first time his composure breaks is when Rex and Mythra rush Indol in midair, and it suddenly hits him that Rex and Mythra are trying to shoot down the transmission towers in Indol that let him control titans.
* OmnicidalManiac: He intends on wiping out everything that he deems unworthy with the power of the Architect.
* OneWingedAngel: He becomes a gigantic monstrosity after absorbing cores of countless Blades.
* PetTheDog: Despite his misanthropy, he seems to have genuine empathy for the downtrodden; he saved Zeke's life due to the circumstances reminding him of his childhood, and allows refugees to take shelter in Indol (Though he doesn't care enough to evacuate
them up senseless, then exit before mobilizing Indol for war).
* PowerNullifier: Is able
to confront Bana, leaving Pupunin subjugate Blades to a degree as a result of transplanting half of Fan's Core Crystal onto his forehead and his own Master Program abilities as Malos's Driver. Indol features transmission towers that amplify his power to the point he can even control the other Titans.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He hasn't aged at all since the Aegis war 500 years ago. While he makes the excuse that Indolines live longer than normal humans and that he still looks young due to being the Driver of an Aegis, the full truth is likely more due to his being a Blade Eater. That is while its conceivable that a normal Indoline could potentially live for five hundred years, they would be very elderly at that point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In his OneWingedAngel form.
* ReverseRelationshipReveal: Upon their first meeting, Rex gets an eerie feeling and sense of familiarity like he's talking to Malos instead of Amalthus, and wonders if Malos is somehow influencing Amalthus. Near the end of the story it's revealed that, as Amalthus's Blade, Malos's personality was formed ''from'' Amalthus's, making it closer to the other way around.
* ShadowArchetype: He serves as one to the Architect as Klaus, whereas Klaus genuinely wanted to make the world a better place despite his own god complex, Amalthus's own negative traits overwhelemed anything else about him as he became more concerned
with his own godhood and desire to destroy the world filled with life unworthy of him. Essentially becoming a huge mess]]. On Percival's mortal Zanza.
* SinisterMinister: Is the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of the Pope, has a deep hatred of Blades and is one half of the BigBadDuumvirate.
* SmugSnake: He tries so very hard to manipulate the heroes and establish control over all Blades in order to reach the Architect, but his plans fail at every turn and he is ultimately denied a second opportunity to reach Elysium. It is his Blade, Malos, that is the greater threat who has wrested free from dependence on Amalthus long ago.
* TheAssimilator: Weaponized the Blade Eater concept to a horrifying degree, becoming able to absorb entire Core Crystals and make himself ever more powerful as he chose only the best cores to absorb, albeit with some BodyHorror
side quest, Pupunin's effects. One motivation for the next target for a group of assassins heroes to protect the weakened Jin from him is the fear that if he managed to absorb Jin he'd become utterly unstoppable.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The game marks his charge into battle with
the former Indol Titan without even evacuating the civilians as the point he goes too far. Even Mikhail is tracking.appalled when he notices the Titan he's wrestling with is still full of innocent people.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Jin chills him to absolute zero, Amalthus loses all composure and begins beseeching the Architect directly for providence before being reduced to a whimper.
--> "Father... Why do you not answer when I call...?"
* WalkingSpoiler: Not much can be said about Amalthus without revealing his connection to Malos as his Driver, his role in the destruction of Torna 500 years ago, and his desire to see the world wither away.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair and has almost zero sympathy for Blades, Titans, and humans.



[[folder:Tatazo]]
Tora's dadapon.

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[[folder:Tatazo]]
Tora's dadapon.
[[folder:Fan la Norne / Haze ''(Kasumi)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Samantha Dakin (English)

A Blade in service of Amalthus. Formerly known as Haze.



* DirtyOldMan: Like his son and dadapon, Tatazo's motives for making Poppi and Lila are less than pure, especially when it comes to the optional features.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He gets no respect from Lila, noting that whenever she throws out the trash, she throws ''him'' out as well.
* InTheBlood: Tora inherited his love of maids from him, who likewise inherited it from Soosoo.
* KidnappedScientist: A good portion of Chapter 4 is spent dealing with who kidnapped him and why.

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* DirtyOldMan: Like his son and dadapon, Tatazo's motives for making Poppi and Lila are less than pure, especially BigDamnHeroes: Nullifies Patroka's power when it comes she attempts to rampage against Rex and the optional features.
party, forcing Mikhail to retreat with her.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He gets no respect IdentityAmnesia: Not remembering people is standard for a Blade, as they lose all their memories on being returned to their Core Crystal. Forgetting their ''name'', however, ''is'' unusual. [[note]]Blades appear to know their name the moment they are awakened, even after having been deactivated.[[/note]] [[spoiler:It's the first main hint that something is deeply wrong in Indol.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Jin kills her by running her through and destroying the remaining half of her Core Crystal. To him, Jin feels it is a mercy since it frees her
from Lila, noting that whenever she throws Amalthus' control.]]
* PowerCrystal: Has one, like all Blades. [[spoiler:However, as Mythra takes note of and points
out the trash, she throws ''him'' out as well.
* InTheBlood: Tora inherited his love of maids from him, who likewise inherited it from Soosoo.
* KidnappedScientist: A good portion of Chapter 4 is spent dealing
to Nia, there's something ''wrong'' with who kidnapped him hers; half of it is ''missing''. The culprit is eventually revealed to have been Amalthus.]]
* PowerNullifier: She can nullify the power of most Blades
and why.in cases of really powerful ones, {{Nerf}}.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her ability to neutralise most Blades and weaken powerful ones would make a lot of encounters against enemy Blades a breeze. [[spoiler:So she ends up getting killed by Jin.]]



[[folder:Soosoo]]
Tora's grampypon and Tatazo's dadapon.

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[[folder:Soosoo]]
Tora's grampypon and Tatazo's dadapon.
!Tantal

[[folder:King Eulogimenos]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pabk9gf_1.png]]

-->Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (Japanese), Keith Bartlett (English)

Rules over the Kingdom of Theosoir, an ancient civilization that claims to have descended from Addam.



* DirtyOldMan: Spent most of his time locked in the family's lab. When Rex praises his dedication, Tora corrects him: that's where he kept his PornStash.
* MadScientist: Tora has fond memories of Soosoo leaning over blueprints and cackling maniacally.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dies prior to the start of the game.

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* DirtyOldMan: Spent most {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Emperor Sorean]], both are fathers of his time locked someone in the family's lab. When Rex praises his dedication, Tora corrects him: that's where he kept his PornStash.
* MadScientist: Tora has fond memories of Soosoo leaning over blueprints
party (Melia and cackling maniacally.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dies prior
Zeke respectively), both were scared for destruction of their respective kingdoms due to the start power of a legendary sword in the game but pull a HeelFaceTurn in the end. [[spoiler:Of course, the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a parallel universe to Xenoblade Chronicles 1 means it is quite literal]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After initially [[spoiler:restraining the heroes and attempting to outright destroy the Aegis in order to prevent any further destruction to Alrest]], he [[spoiler:apologizes for his actions, recognizing that he only made things worse, and helps the heroes find the third, true Aegis sword]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He says that a ''lot'', to Zeke's ever-increasing exasperation. Especially when [[spoiler:he tries to say that his ancestors's seizing
of the game.crown was for the good of the country and not really a power grab.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: In his youth he was much more like the party, and even had a dream of becoming a salvager, of all things. Probably the reason why he wasn't too harsh on Zeke for running away. There's a sidequest dedicated to getting him the sunken treasures he once longed for.



[[folder:Lila ''(Kiku)'']]
An artificial Blade created by Toras grampypon Soosoo and dadapon Tatazo.

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[[folder:Lila ''(Kiku)'']]
An artificial Blade created by Toras grampypon Soosoo and dadapon Tatazo.
! Elysium

[[folder:Artifice Ophion ''(Device Serpent)'']]

A massive, serpent-like being who guards the way to the World Tree. Is also Pyra's Artifice.



* BareFistedMonk: She's a Martial Artist, as shown by her boss fight.
* DisneyDeath: Ceases functioning after using the last of her power to jump-start Poppi's ether furnace properly. Of course, she's a robot, and her creator is right there. Tatazo simply repairs her.
* FlawedPrototype: Despite being of mostly superior quality to Poppi's default configuration, her Ether Furnace is only Tatazo's inferior replication of his dadapon's work, meaning Poppi is capable of matching her power output without her own Furnace working at full power.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Despite being reprogrammed to ignore Tatazo, she rips out the control device implanted in her to defy Bana and honor her creators.
* JetPack: Has one on her back.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit.
* ServileSnarker: While she's much more polite to her creator's face than Poppi, she's also a lot more passive-aggressive. The example given is that she frequently classifies Tatazo as household waste and attempts to throw him out with the garbage.
* SuperPrototype: Lila was the original creation of Soosoo, Tatazo, and some aid from Tora. Unlike Poppi, she has her full capabilities brought forth from the start thanks to the genius of Soosoo. Subverted though when it turns out her Ether Furnace is an inferior attempt to copy Poppi's. She claims to still be superior when she recognizes Poppi's Ether Furnace is not operating at full capacity, but [[spoiler: Poppi still [[CurbStompBattle crushes her]] one-on-one following the second fight with her.]]

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* BareFistedMonk: She's a Martial Artist, as shown by her boss fight.
* DisneyDeath: Ceases functioning after using
BonusBoss: [[spoiler:After clearing the last of her power to jump-start Poppi's ether furnace properly. Of course, she's a robot, and her creator is right there. Tatazo simply repairs her.
* FlawedPrototype: Despite being of mostly superior quality to Poppi's default configuration, her Ether Furnace is only Tatazo's inferior replication of his dadapon's work, meaning Poppi is capable of matching her power output without her own Furnace working at full power.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Despite being reprogrammed to ignore Tatazo, she rips out the control device implanted in her to defy Bana and honor her creators.
* JetPack: Has one on her back.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit.
* ServileSnarker: While she's much more polite to her creator's face than Poppi, she's also a lot more passive-aggressive. The example given is that she frequently classifies Tatazo as household waste and attempts to throw him out with the garbage.
* SuperPrototype: Lila was the original creation of Soosoo, Tatazo, and some aid from Tora. Unlike Poppi, she has her full capabilities brought forth from the start thanks to the genius of Soosoo. Subverted though when it turns out her Ether Furnace is an inferior attempt to copy Poppi's. She claims to
game, Ophion can be found still floating around the Cliffs of Morytha. It's level 117 and can be superior when she recognizes Poppi's Ether Furnace battled.]]
* CallBack: Ophion's upper body
is not operating at full capacity, essentially that of [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Weltall]], sharing its distinctive head shape in particular.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler:Aion is stated to be the most powerful of the Artifices,
but [[spoiler: Poppi still [[CurbStompBattle crushes her]] one-on-one following it is a whopping 47 levels weaker than Ophion.]]
* HumongousMecha: Though it takes
the second fight with her.]]shape of a serpent, it is actually an autonomous mechanical weapon.



[[folder:The Kingpin - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
!!Don Dondon
Bana's dadapon and leader of the Lindwurm Anti-Ardanian organization.

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[[folder:The Kingpin - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
!!Don Dondon
Bana's dadapon
[[folder:Artifice Siren]]

A giant gold
and leader of white mech located high in the Lindwurm Anti-Ardanian organization.skies of Alrest. Mythra's Artifce.



* ArcVillain: Of the Brionac/Lindwurm sidequest arc that starts with ''We Meet Again''.
* BonusBoss: Takes the original Bana's place as the strongest sidequest boss in the game.
* CallBack:
** Dondon is this to, ironically, [[XenobladeChronicles the original Bana]], being a regular-sized nopon kingpin fought riding a flying enemy after a long sidequest chain.
** Zadazan is named after Zazadan, one of the original Bana's pawns, but his role as the penultimate villain of the arc brings to mind fellow pawn Dedeba.
* CigarChomper: One of his distinguishing traits is a cigar in his mouth at all times, even when he's running on the wheel with Bana.
* TheDragon:
** Common Blade Akatsuki serves as his first, manipulating Brionac into fulfilling his wishes.
** Zadazan, another Nopon, is his second after the death of Akatsuki's Driver, and is fought right before Don Dondon himself.
** Bana also turns out to be another one unrelated to the others. His role is to build up Argentum, which will weaken Mor Ardain in return.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Akatsuki, Zadazan, and Bana were all members of Lindwurm under him. Argentum under Bana as a whole is also a piece in taking down Mor Ardain.
* PunnyName: His name is an obvious play on don, a common title for mafia bosses that he also has before his actual name.
* UnwittingPawn: Downplayed with Bana. While the two genuinely care for each other and Bana willingly helped his father, talking to Zadazan at Dondon's office after Lindwurm is taken care of reveals that Don Dondon had Zadazan forge the letters from Bana's mother, who had walked out years ago, to keep Bana focused on Argentum.

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* ArcVillain: Of the Brionac/Lindwurm sidequest arc that starts with ''We Meet Again''.
* BonusBoss: Takes the original Bana's place
KillSat: Functions as the strongest sidequest boss in the game.
* CallBack:
** Dondon is this to, ironically, [[XenobladeChronicles the original Bana]], being a regular-sized nopon kingpin fought riding a flying enemy after a long sidequest chain.
** Zadazan is named after Zazadan,
one of the original Bana's pawns, but his role as the penultimate villain of the arc brings for Mythra, able to mind fellow pawn Dedeba.
* CigarChomper: One of his distinguishing traits is a cigar in his mouth at all times, even when he's running on the wheel with Bana.
* TheDragon:
** Common Blade Akatsuki serves as his first, manipulating Brionac into fulfilling his wishes.
** Zadazan, another Nopon, is his second after the death of Akatsuki's Driver, and is fought right before Don Dondon himself.
** Bana also turns out to be another one unrelated to the others. His role is to build up Argentum, which will weaken Mor Ardain in return.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Akatsuki, Zadazan, and Bana were all members of Lindwurm under him. Argentum under Bana as a whole is also a piece in taking
rain down Mor Ardain.
* PunnyName: His name is an obvious play
beams of light on don, a common title for mafia bosses that he also has before his actual name.
whomever she chooses.
* UnwittingPawn: Downplayed with Bana. While the two genuinely care for each other and Bana willingly helped his father, talking to Zadazan at Dondon's office after Lindwurm is taken care of MechaMooks: [[spoiler:Chapter 10 reveals that Don Dondon had Zadazan forge even though it's a weapon of mass destruction, it used to be a ''mass produced'' weapon of mass destruction. Mythra's is just the letters from Bana's mother, who had walked out years ago, only one still active, until Malos takes over the space station's forces and reactivates the rest.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Pyra uses Siren's targeting laser
to keep Bana focused on Argentum.[[spoiler:threaten to destroy herself]]; the only difference between a targeting laser and a weaponized laser is the power you put into it.



! Gormott

[[folder:Dughall]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zhjuz5r.png]]
The corrupt Ardainian consul of Gormott and ally of Bana.

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! Gormott

[[folder:Dughall]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zhjuz5r.png]]
[[folder:Artifice Aion - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]

The corrupt Ardainian consul strongest artifice, created with the purpose of Gormott and ally destroying the entirety of Bana.Alrest.



* AuthorityInNameOnly: Subverted. While he's completely aware his post is just [[ReassignedToAntarctica getting him out of the way]] and he permits things like insane delivery fees for merchants (since he gets a cut), he did actually do his job keeping the town guard in order. After he's deposed, [[RealityEnsues racial tensions flare and the militia is stretched to breaking point keeping the city running]]. Lampshaded later when the party is shocked to hear his administration might have been doing the occupied city some good.
* CorruptPolitician: Is the corrupt Ardanian consul of Gormott and is an ally of one of the villains: Bana.
* DirtyCoward: Hides behind his Blade rather than face Rex and the crew directly.
* FantasticRacism: When called out on using his Blade as a living shield, he states that he does not care about Blades' feelings, and mocks the protagonists for doing so. Notably averted regarding the province he was governing, though. He's never seen talking to the locals, but he doesn't go out of his way to insult the Gormotti either, and he was actually keeping military bigots in line (although he often refers to the city/province itself as a "flea-bitten backwater").
* {{Gonk}}: He's quite portly, has got a disproportionately big mouth, a big nose, a heavy brow and a gaudy mustache. Among the human cast, he's one of the uglier ones.
* SissyVillain: Has very...campy poses when he talks to people.
* SmugSnake: Dughall's absolutely full of himself, and acts like more of a bigshot than he really is. Naturally, Rex kicks his ass.
* StarterVillain: Is the first major boss the protagonists face, and disappears from the plot without fanfare after a single defeat.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While Bana gets frustrated when he states their dealings on open channels that Indol can overhear, even Dughall finds Captain Padraig to be a moron for not knowing the color of emerald. Even moreso with the fact Padraig never even informs him Brighid was there when they encountered the Aegis, leaving Dughall surprised when Mòrag and Brighid mention her.
* UncertainDoom: After he's defeated, he's mentioned as being deposed. It isn't clear if this means he was killed by the party in his boss fight, or if he survived the fight, but the Ardainian Empire stripped him of his power and had him tried for his illegal activity. His Blade not reverting to its Core Crystal on-screen after he is knocked out makes his exact fate more ambiguous.
* WarmupBoss: As capstone to the first real "dungeon" the player completes, he's pretty plainly just a punching bag so the player can understand the Blade combo mechanic, with an annoying Blowdown attack to show how useful seals can be.

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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Subverted. While he's completely aware his post CombatTentacles: Makes use of these during the boss battle.
* ContinuityNod: Its fight
is just [[ReassignedToAntarctica getting him a reference to the fight against [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Egil in the Mechonis Core]], it even has a super attack that can wipe out your party if you don't finish it off in time.
* DualityMotif: Its right half is black/red and demonic (complete with tail), its left half is white/green and angelic. Someone took "becoming god or devil" a bit too literally.
* FinalBoss: Malos pilots Aion to destroy Elysium, as he promised.
* GodzillaThreshold: The reluctance
of the way]] and he permits things like insane delivery fees for merchants (since he gets Beanstalk director to activate it indicates that it was built as a cut), he did actually do his job keeping last resort. Too bad Klaus got to the town guard in order. After he's deposed, [[RealityEnsues racial tensions flare and the militia is stretched to breaking point keeping the city running]]. Lampshaded later when the party is shocked to hear his administration might have been doing the occupied city some good.
Conduit first.
* CorruptPolitician: Is the corrupt Ardanian consul of Gormott and is an ally of one HumongousMecha: One of the villains: Bana.
leftover war machines from Klaus's world.
* DirtyCoward: Hides behind his Blade rather than face Rex and the crew directly.
* FantasticRacism:
SelfDestructMechanism: The reactor overload variant. When called out on using his Blade as it explodes, it explodes hard.
* SphereOfDestruction: Its most powerful attack, Prometheus, takes the form of
a living shield, he states massive fireball that he does not care about Blades' feelings, and mocks the protagonists for doing so. Notably averted regarding the province he was governing, though. He's never seen talking is likely to the locals, but he doesn't go wipe out of his way to insult the Gormotti either, and he was actually keeping military bigots in line (although he often refers to the city/province itself as your entire party if you don't finish it off quick.
* SuperRobot: It's
a "flea-bitten backwater").
* {{Gonk}}: He's quite portly, has got
one-of-a-kind mech with a disproportionately big mouth, a big nose, a heavy brow and a gaudy mustache. Among the human cast, he's one of the uglier ones.
* SissyVillain: Has very...campy poses when he talks to people.
* SmugSnake: Dughall's absolutely full of himself, and acts like more of a bigshot than he really is. Naturally, Rex kicks his ass.
* StarterVillain: Is the first major boss the protagonists face, and disappears from the plot without fanfare after a single defeat.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While Bana gets frustrated when he states their dealings on open channels
crazy design, humanity's last resort that Indol can overhear, even Dughall finds Captain Padraig was apparently designed to be a moron for not knowing capable of ''destroying the color of emerald. Even moreso with the fact Padraig never even informs him Brighid was there when they encountered the Aegis, leaving Dughall surprised when Mòrag and Brighid mention her.
* UncertainDoom: After he's defeated, he's mentioned as being deposed. It isn't clear if this means he was killed by the party in his boss fight, or if he survived the fight, but the Ardainian Empire stripped him of his power and had him tried for his illegal activity. His Blade not reverting to its Core Crystal on-screen after he is knocked out makes his exact fate more ambiguous.
* WarmupBoss: As capstone to the first real "dungeon" the player completes, he's pretty plainly just a punching bag so the player can understand the Blade combo mechanic, with an annoying Blowdown attack to show how useful seals can be.
world''.



!Mor Adain

[[folder:Emperor Niall ''(Nefei)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Daniel Buckley (English)

The Emperor of Mor Ardain. Partnered with the Blade Aegaeon.

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!Mor Adain

[[folder:Emperor Niall ''(Nefei)'']]

[[folder:The Architect ''(God of Genesis)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/santaklaus.jpg]]
-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Daniel Buckley Creator/AdamHowden (English)

The Emperor creator of Mor Ardain. Partnered with life in the Blade Aegaeon.
world of ''Xenoblade 2'' and the maker of ''Xenoblade'''s universe. Once a human scientist named Klaus, the Architect is the remaining benevolent half of Zanza. He created Malos and Pyra[=/=]Mythra personally as the Aegis.



* AChildShallLeadThem: He looks close to Rex's age.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Does die for a short time after shielding the protagonists from Bana's bomb, as shown by Aegaeon returning to his Core Crystal, but fortunately is quickly revived by Nia]].
* TheGoodKing: Is loved and respected by his people and he tries to do his best to solve the problem of the dying Mor Adain Titan without bloodshed.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Puts himself in the way of Bana's last ditch bomb so that Aegaeon can protect everyone else]].
* InadequateInheritor: [[spoiler:In a meeting with Mòrag after the peace talks he refuses to take back Aegaeon's Core Crystal, feeling that he failed as a Driver, being unable to save himself along with everyone else and decides that is better for his cousin Mòrag to keep hold of it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aegaeon ''(Wadatsumi)'']]
[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/peo599w.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese), Chris Ragland (English)

Emperor Niall's Blade and bodyguard.

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* AceCustom: Aegaeon looks much like the missing link between Common Blades and Rares, being essentially a much more ornate version of a Common. He's also one of the only story-related Blades, playable or not, whose weapon is of an existing type rather than unique.
* AncestralWeapon: Like with Brighid he has been passed down the Mor Adain royal bloodline.
* FailureKnight: Laments that he has become this after his failure to [[spoiler:save the life of Emperor Niall. Luckily, thanks to Nia, Emperor Niall survives. However, the current Aegaeon has no memory of his past self and Emperor Niall prohibits Aegaeon from accessing his past records, though he hears rumors about the incident. Brigid reassures to him that Emperor Niall simply wishes that he would use his strength to protect all of Alrest, rather than just him.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Wadatsumi" is one of the names for the Japanese God of Seas, [[JapaneseMythology born when Izanagi was washing himself clean of]] [[TheUnderworld Yomi's corruption]].
[[/folder]]

!Uraya

[[folder:Cole]]
A playwright who makes plays based on the Aegis War and an old mercenary comrade of Vandham.
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* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:He got all the bad aspects of being a Flesh Eater Blade with none of the benefits. Aging, lack of power, and an inability to absorb required ether to live when in small amounts.]]
* MysteriousPast: Knows Pyra and Torna, but doesn't give anything specific on his past during his first meeting with Rex.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His real name is Minoth and he once fought in the Aegis War alongside Mythra and Azurda]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Due to Urayas less than ideal ether amount in the environment his dying body and health are significantly worsened by living there, shortening his lifespan significantly.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Queen Raqura ''(Queen Ragert)'']]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gzt9pka_1.png]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher (English)

The Queen of Uraya.

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* AdiposeRex: Is noticeably more rotund than her starving subjects, as a consequence of Uraya's social stratification.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite Uraya's tensions being at an all-time high with Mor Ardain, she is willing to accept that the recent unprovoked attack on her people was a FalseFlagOperation after a little deliberation, and work out an agreement with Mor Ardain.
* OutOfFocus: Much of the exposition on Uraya is done through Vandham. Raqura doesn't even make a proper appearance until Chapter 6, well past the point where the party has moved on from Uraya. [[spoiler:She does play a featured role in the final Mercenary level-up mission, however]].

[[/folder]]

!Indol

[[folder:Amalthus ''(Marbeni)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7x7n6ps.png]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese), Corey Johnson (English)

The Praetor of Indol who effectively controls the nation through Core Crystals.

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* AGodAmI: He considers himself the chosen of the Architect. He's deluded himself into believing that the Architect's will aligns with his own, and eventually begins referring to his own ambitions as what the Architect wants him to do. He refuses to even entertain the idea that he is wrong or should change, believing he will lose who he is (or rather has deluded himself into being) if he does so.
* AchillesHeel: He is initially weak to ice as a boss. Jin finishes him by freezing Amalthus to absolute zero.
* AlasPoorVillain: His death has shades of this, as Zeke thinks back on a conversation he had with Amalthus after he had saved his life, remarking on how horribly sad he seemed to be, and pondering if this was as genuinely a part of Amalthus as the monster that they had just witnessed. In the end it can come across that Amalthus was as much a thoroughly broken person as he was evil.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Besides forcing an EnemyMine, his arrival at the World Tree conveniently results in the deaths of four-fifths of Torna as well as himself, thus ensuring our heroes don't have to stain their hands with sympathetic-villain blood.
* BarrierChangeBoss: In his boss fight, he can change his weakness with the move "Divine Robe".
* BeingEvilSucks: Make no mistake, Amalthus is not a remotely happy person, his delusions of following the Architect's will being perhaps the only thing that keeps him going.
* BigBad: Shares this role with Malos; Malos is the greater physical threat of the two, even with Amalthus's transformed state, but Amalthus is the one responsible for setting Malos on his way.
* BigDamnHeroes: Given who he ends up being, he has a surprisingly impressive example of this trope, as he gets between the two armies just in time to stop all out war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.
* ChurchMilitant: Is the leader of Indol and also an extremist who wants to carry out his perverted interpretation of the Architect's will at any cost.
* CombatTentacles: Has them in his OneWingedAngel form.
* TheCorrupter: As Malos' Driver, Malos' personality was formed from Amalthus's desires, turning him into an OmnicidalManiac driven only by Amalthus's darkest impulses.
* DespairEventHorizon: Healing a wounded man, only to later catch him in the act of murder, drove him far enough into despair that he was willing to ''climb all the way to space'' in order to demand some kind of explanation from the Architect. Not getting one is perhaps part of what pushed him right over the edge.
* EmbodimentOfVice: Sloth, primarily, as befitting the leader of the nation themed after that particular sin. Though he plays the role of peacekeeper between the other nations, his contentment with keeping the world reliant on his services means no actual change occurs. Taken to extremes once he shows his true colors, embodying the more despairing and nihilistic aspects of sloth; he would rather just destroy the world than try to improve it, and he refuses to change who he is or acknowledge change in others.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He sees the ghost of his deceased mother in his final moments. It was also her death over 500 years ago that served as his StartOfDarkness.
* FallenHero: His life story is essentially one long downward spiral, from a KnightInSourArmor to an OmnicidalManiac to finally just not caring about anything but his own power and prestige.
* GoodShepherd: In his youth, he was a genuinely benevolent priest who healed the sick and injured and protected the weak and downtrodden.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Patriarch Sergius]]. Both are {{Church Militant}}s who seek to use their respective god's power for nefarious means.
* FantasticRacism: He sees Blades as nothing more than tools to be used and discarded. Same for Titans. He wants the Architect's power in part to destroy both.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite coming off as wise and noble towards Rex and his friends, they were nothing more than a means for him to secure dominion over Alrest. He also drops all friendly pretenses on the way to Elysium with him and his soldiers attacking anyone in his way without giving them a chance.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother sacrificed herself when he was a young child as they were running from a soldier. He soon stumbled upon the soldiers' camp where he found his dead mother with eyes open and the soldiers asleep. Amalthus promptly snapped, hating the world as he picked up a large rock and smashed a soldier's head in. Not helping matters is that all his attempts at giving humanity another chance ended poorly, such as when a man whose wounds he had tended to went off and committed murder.
* TheHeavy: Everything that happens during the game can ultimately be traced back to him, and not just his bringing back the two Aegis cores from Elysium; he's also directly responsible for the formation of Torna with his post-war actions, his policies on Blades (Flesh Eaters and Blade Eaters) resulted in Nia and Zeke being able to join the party, and Indol's domineering presence over the other nations results in multiple bad outcomes for the party (Padraig moves to arrest Rex primarily because he's an unregistered Driver, Tantal believe themselves backed even further into a corner when Amalthus sends them an ultimatum and react poorly, etc.). Even the situation of the Titans dying out with no new ones to replace them is implied to be because of Amalthus's tampering with the natural lifecycle of Blades and Titans.
* {{Hypocrite}}: For all he carries on about how mankind is regressing technologically, he doesn't seem willing to admit that his own machinations keeping civilization dependent on an unsustainable resource he controls the distribution of might have anything to do with it.
* ImpliedAnswer: A major part of his motivation is that he saw one where there wasn't. As the Architect never actually stopped him from stealing the Aegis cores, attacking Torna, or any of his more dubious actions, he came to the conclusion that "God" was fully on board with his hatred of everything. The truth was simply that Klaus believed his atonement was doomed to fail, and let his new humanity do its thing no matter what came out of it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He is motivated solely by his own selfish desires and god complex. Even his despair over the world eventually came to be about how he thinks nothing else is as great as himself. Amalthus even admits to Rex the idea of people changing proves his selfish despair at the world's state is wrong, but doesn't care because ''he'' personally refuses to change because in his eyes he's already perfect.
* MisanthropeSupreme: His intense self-loathing and despair over the terrible state of the world festered into a desire to see everyone - humans, Blades, and Titans alike - destroyed forever.
* MotiveDecay: While he was originally driven by a belief that the world was irredeemably corrupt and needed to be destroyed, the fame he gained from climbing the World Tree brought him power and prestige, and he eventually became more interested in preserving the status quo and advancing his own self-interest than in any sort of cause.
* MouthOfSauron: Subverted. Amalthus ''believes'' himself to be this for the Architect, but in reality the Architect would rather have nothing to do with him.
* KarmicDeath: After some heavy beatdown from Rex and his party, it is Jin, one of the few survivors from the Kingdom of Torna that Amalthus destroyed 500 years ago, who finishes him off.
* KnightInSourArmor: In his youth, despite his cynicism, he still tried to make the world a better place. He was driven into complete despair by the seeming futility of his actions.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white and gold robes. He is also one of the game's antagonists.
* OhCrap: The very first time his composure breaks is when Rex and Mythra rush Indol in midair, and it suddenly hits him that Rex and Mythra are trying to shoot down the transmission towers in Indol that let him control titans.
* OmnicidalManiac: He intends on wiping out everything that he deems unworthy with the power of the Architect.
* OneWingedAngel: He becomes a gigantic monstrosity after absorbing cores of countless Blades.
* PetTheDog: Despite his misanthropy, he seems to have genuine empathy for the downtrodden; he saved Zeke's life due to the circumstances reminding him of his childhood, and allows refugees to take shelter in Indol (Though he doesn't care enough to evacuate them before mobilizing Indol for war).
* PowerNullifier: Is able to subjugate Blades to a degree as a result of transplanting half of Fan's Core Crystal onto his forehead and his own Master Program abilities as Malos's Driver. Indol features transmission towers that amplify his power to the point he can even control the other Titans.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He hasn't aged at all since the Aegis war 500 years ago. While he makes the excuse that Indolines live longer than normal humans and that he still looks young due to being the Driver of an Aegis, the full truth is likely more due to his being a Blade Eater. That is while its conceivable that a normal Indoline could potentially live for five hundred years, they would be very elderly at that point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In his OneWingedAngel form.
* ReverseRelationshipReveal: Upon their first meeting, Rex gets an eerie feeling and sense of familiarity like he's talking to Malos instead of Amalthus, and wonders if Malos is somehow influencing Amalthus. Near the end of the story it's revealed that, as Amalthus's Blade, Malos's personality was formed ''from'' Amalthus's, making it closer to the other way around.
* ShadowArchetype: He serves as one to the Architect as Klaus, whereas Klaus genuinely wanted to make the world a better place despite his own god complex, Amalthus's own negative traits overwhelemed anything else about him as he became more concerned with his own godhood and desire to destroy the world filled with life unworthy of him. Essentially becoming a mortal Zanza.
* SinisterMinister: Is the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of the Pope, has a deep hatred of Blades and is one half of the BigBadDuumvirate.
* SmugSnake: He tries so very hard to manipulate the heroes and establish control over all Blades in order to reach the Architect, but his plans fail at every turn and he is ultimately denied a second opportunity to reach Elysium. It is his Blade, Malos, that is the greater threat who has wrested free from dependence on Amalthus long ago.
* TheAssimilator: Weaponized the Blade Eater concept to a horrifying degree, becoming able to absorb entire Core Crystals and make himself ever more powerful as he chose only the best cores to absorb, albeit with some BodyHorror side effects. One motivation for the heroes to protect the weakened Jin from him is the fear that if he managed to absorb Jin he'd become utterly unstoppable.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The game marks his charge into battle with the Indol Titan without even evacuating the civilians as the point he goes too far. Even Mikhail is appalled when he notices the Titan he's wrestling with is still full of innocent people.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Jin chills him to absolute zero, Amalthus loses all composure and begins beseeching the Architect directly for providence before being reduced to a whimper.
--> "Father... Why do you not answer when I call...?"
* WalkingSpoiler: Not much can be said about Amalthus without revealing his connection to Malos as his Driver, his role in the destruction of Torna 500 years ago, and his desire to see the world wither away.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair and has almost zero sympathy for Blades, Titans, and humans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan la Norne / Haze ''(Kasumi)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Samantha Dakin (English)

A Blade in service of Amalthus. Formerly known as Haze.
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* BigDamnHeroes: Nullifies Patroka's power when she attempts to rampage against Rex and the party, forcing Mikhail to retreat with her.
* IdentityAmnesia: Not remembering people is standard for a Blade, as they lose all their memories on being returned to their Core Crystal. Forgetting their ''name'', however, ''is'' unusual. [[note]]Blades appear to know their name the moment they are awakened, even after having been deactivated.[[/note]] [[spoiler:It's the first main hint that something is deeply wrong in Indol.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Jin kills her by running her through and destroying the remaining half of her Core Crystal. To him, Jin feels it is a mercy since it frees her from Amalthus' control.]]
* PowerCrystal: Has one, like all Blades. [[spoiler:However, as Mythra takes note of and points out to Nia, there's something ''wrong'' with hers; half of it is ''missing''. The culprit is eventually revealed to have been Amalthus.]]
* PowerNullifier: She can nullify the power of most Blades and in cases of really powerful ones, {{Nerf}}.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her ability to neutralise most Blades and weaken powerful ones would make a lot of encounters against enemy Blades a breeze. [[spoiler:So she ends up getting killed by Jin.]]
[[/folder]]

!Tantal

[[folder:King Eulogimenos]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pabk9gf_1.png]]

-->Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (Japanese), Keith Bartlett (English)

Rules over the Kingdom of Theosoir, an ancient civilization that claims to have descended from Addam.
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* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Emperor Sorean]], both are fathers of someone in the party (Melia and Zeke respectively), both were scared for destruction of their respective kingdoms due to the power of a legendary sword in the game but pull a HeelFaceTurn in the end. [[spoiler:Of course, the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a parallel universe to Xenoblade Chronicles 1 means it is quite literal]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After initially [[spoiler:restraining the heroes and attempting to outright destroy the Aegis in order to prevent any further destruction to Alrest]], he [[spoiler:apologizes for his actions, recognizing that he only made things worse, and helps the heroes find the third, true Aegis sword]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He says that a ''lot'', to Zeke's ever-increasing exasperation. Especially when [[spoiler:he tries to say that his ancestors's seizing of the crown was for the good of the country and not really a power grab.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: In his youth he was much more like the party, and even had a dream of becoming a salvager, of all things. Probably the reason why he wasn't too harsh on Zeke for running away. There's a sidequest dedicated to getting him the sunken treasures he once longed for.
[[/folder]]

! Elysium

[[folder:Artifice Ophion ''(Device Serpent)'']]

A massive, serpent-like being who guards the way to the World Tree. Is also Pyra's Artifice.
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* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:After clearing the game, Ophion can be found still floating around the Cliffs of Morytha. It's level 117 and can be battled.]]
* CallBack: Ophion's upper body is essentially that of [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Weltall]], sharing its distinctive head shape in particular.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler:Aion is stated to be the most powerful of the Artifices, but it is a whopping 47 levels weaker than Ophion.]]
* HumongousMecha: Though it takes the shape of a serpent, it is actually an autonomous mechanical weapon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artifice Siren]]

A giant gold and white mech located high in the skies of Alrest. Mythra's Artifce.
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* KillSat: Functions as one for Mythra, able to rain down beams of light on whomever she chooses.
* MechaMooks: [[spoiler:Chapter 10 reveals that even though it's a weapon of mass destruction, it used to be a ''mass produced'' weapon of mass destruction. Mythra's is just the only one still active, until Malos takes over the space station's forces and reactivates the rest.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Pyra uses Siren's targeting laser to [[spoiler:threaten to destroy herself]]; the only difference between a targeting laser and a weaponized laser is the power you put into it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artifice Aion - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]

The strongest artifice, created with the purpose of destroying the entirety of Alrest.
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* CombatTentacles: Makes use of these during the boss battle.
* ContinuityNod: Its fight is a reference to the fight against [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Egil in the Mechonis Core]], it even has a super attack that can wipe out your party if you don't finish it off in time.
* DualityMotif: Its right half is black/red and demonic (complete with tail), its left half is white/green and angelic. Someone took "becoming god or devil" a bit too literally.
* FinalBoss: Malos pilots Aion to destroy Elysium, as he promised.
* GodzillaThreshold: The reluctance of the Beanstalk director to activate it indicates that it was built as a last resort. Too bad Klaus got to the Conduit first.
* HumongousMecha: One of the leftover war machines from Klaus's world.
* SelfDestructMechanism: The reactor overload variant. When it explodes, it explodes hard.
* SphereOfDestruction: Its most powerful attack, Prometheus, takes the form of a massive fireball that is likely to wipe out your entire party if you don't finish it off quick.
* SuperRobot: It's a one-of-a-kind mech with a crazy design, humanity's last resort that was apparently designed to be capable of ''destroying the world''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Architect ''(God of Genesis)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/santaklaus.jpg]]
-->Voiced by: Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Creator/AdamHowden (English)

The creator of life in the world of ''Xenoblade 2'' and the maker of ''Xenoblade'''s universe. Once a human scientist named Klaus, the Architect is the remaining benevolent half of Zanza. He created Malos and Pyra[=/=]Mythra personally as the Aegis.

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[[folder:In General]]
* AchillesHeel: While blades can normally rapidly heal from any injury (albeit they can still be knocked unconscious), with a few exceptions (such as an Aegis) significant damage to the Core Crystal will kill them in short order. That said, its not a weakness that many can take advantage of, as it takes a great deal of power and precision to damage a Core Crystal. Only two characters in the game successfully use this tactic to kill Blades in battle (Mythra and Jin). A more easily exploited weakness involves the various methods to block a Blade's ability to absorb ether from the atmosphere, as without this ability most Blades are basically powerless.
* CantDropTheHero: The main Blades, for story reasons, can't be unequipped from their Drivers. [[spoiler: Doesn't apply to New Game+.]]
* CastOfSnowflakes: The rare Blades all have very distinct appearances, as well as unique Heart-to-Hearts and questlines.
* DamagerHealerTank: There are three types of Blades: Attacker, Healer, and Tank.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Most Blades have at least two: [[spoiler:the Driver impaling themselves on their Blade's weapon to temporarily empower themselves]], and [[spoiler:consuming part of a human's body to become a Flesh Eater]].
* EquippableAlly: Equipping a Blade grants the Driver the ability to perform certain Arts. Each playable Driver can equip up to three Blades at a time.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Every Blade is associated with a weapon type. Naturally, all but one of the story-important Blades have unique weapons that you can't obtain otherwise. Still, several of these unique weapons are bog-standard fantasy fare such as Greatswords; while the generic weapons feature such interesting tools as [[MixAndMatchWeapon shield-hammers]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX IP-friendly blitzballs]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Flesh Eater Blades are Blades that have incorporated human flesh into their bodies. This allows them to persist even if their Driver dies, and allows them to resonate with fellow Blades just like a Driver. In addition, their Core Crystals have a tinge of red incorporated to signify the change instead of being the usual blue. The inverse, a human that has had a Blade's Core Crystal incorporated into their body, also exists; Mikhail, Zeke, and Amalthus are all "Blade Eaters".]]
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Due to all Blade's innate HealingFactor and immortality, novice drivers tend to use their Blades as living shields. Vandham warns Rex against this tactic - equal partnerships produce the strongest bonds and powers.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: A Blade whose Driver dies reverts back to Core Crystal form, and after an idle period, can resonate with another Driver to reincarnate the Blade. However, the Blade loses all of their memories in the process except for knowledge of their own name and their basic abilities, which can be disturbing to people who knew the Blade's prior incarnation. This frequent amnesia bothers some Blades more than others, with many Blades keeping diaries in an effort to preserve their memories between incarnations. It all too often fails, due to the tendency of Drivers to die violent deaths.
* LimitBreak: Each Blade has three increasingly powerful Specials built up by performing Arts. The Driver tosses their weapon back to the Blade to perform them. At maximum Affinity, the gauge can build to a Level 4 Special - these moves pause the normal flow of combat to focus on the spectacle. [[InvulnerableAttack Enemy attacks will whiff during these techniques.]]
* LivingWeapon: Each Blade is both an individual and a weapon, with the weapon being more powerful in their Driver's hands than the Blade's own. If the weapon is broken or lost, the Blade can create a new copy of it from their own core.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: If you don't have the potential/aptitude to be a Driver, trying to awaken a Blade has some ''nasty'' backlash on your body due to it not being able to handle the core crystal's power (ranging from nosebleeds that last for days, to outright death from massive hemorrhaging all over the body). Beyond that, however, they're not picky: Drivers include humanoids, but also monsters (an early boss fight pits you against a Driver that happens to be an Elder Arachno) and, in special cases, even other Blades.
* PowerCrystal: Each Blade has a Core Crystal inside their body (almost always their chest). If the Core Crystal is destroyed (or in most cases just badly damaged), the Blade dies for good. [[spoiler:Said crystals are actually technologically advanced computation and memory devices, with the Aegis being originally the manager of all the Core Crystals. They were originally developed as a replacement for human brains in a quest for immortality.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: After a Blade ceases to function, they're returned to their Core Crystal. Once a new Driver bonds with them, they're reborn without any memories of their past life.
* RequiredPartyMember: The main Blades for each party member (Dromarch for Nia, for example) cannot be removed from their Driver's palette of active Blades.
* SapientSteed: Quadrupedal Blades can be ridden for faster travelling.
* StanceSystem: They act as the proverbial stances in the game's StanceSystem, with most Blades contributing three Arts apiece.
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Blades who become Flesh Eaters may end up with the worst of both worlds, losing both their immortality and the ability to properly respire ether, crippling their Blade powers. Others gain the ability to resonate like a Driver; or StoryBreakerPower to rival the might of an Aegis. Most (but not all) suffer debilitating side effects. The very luckiest ones gain immense power with no side-effects at all, becoming the best possible mix of Driver and Blade.]]
* TronLines: Common blades and some of the unique blades have these. The rare blades can have them on their clothes; skin or in the case of Perun, hair.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each Blade powers a specific weapon type, which usually gives a visual reference to their role. BladeOnAStick wielders tend to focus on offense, {{Bare Fisted Monk}}s tend to be healers, and so on.
* ViciousCycle: Late in the game [[spoiler:it is revealed that Blades are not truly immortal. Eventually their Cores return to the Titans that birthed them and become new Titans themselves, from which new Core Crystals and Blades are born, and the titans eventually die of old age. Each new phase involves a total loss of memory]].
[[/folder]]

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[[folder:In General]]
* AchillesHeel: While blades can normally rapidly heal from any injury (albeit they can still be knocked unconscious), with a few exceptions (such as an Aegis) significant damage to the Core Crystal will kill them in short order. That said, its not a weakness that many can take advantage of, as it takes a great deal of power and precision to damage a Core Crystal. Only two characters in the game successfully use this tactic to kill Blades in battle (Mythra and Jin). A more easily exploited weakness involves the various methods to block a Blade's ability to absorb ether from the atmosphere, as without this ability most Blades are basically powerless.
* CantDropTheHero: The main Blades, for story reasons, can't be unequipped from their Drivers. [[spoiler: Doesn't apply to New Game+.]]
* CastOfSnowflakes: The rare Blades all have very distinct appearances, as well as unique Heart-to-Hearts and questlines.
* DamagerHealerTank: There are three types of Blades: Attacker, Healer, and Tank.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Most Blades have at least two: [[spoiler:the Driver impaling themselves on their Blade's weapon to temporarily empower themselves]], and [[spoiler:consuming part of a human's body to become a Flesh Eater]].
* EquippableAlly: Equipping a Blade grants the Driver the ability to perform certain Arts. Each playable Driver can equip up to three Blades at a time.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Every Blade is associated with a weapon type. Naturally, all but one of the story-important Blades have unique weapons that you can't obtain otherwise. Still, several of these unique weapons are bog-standard fantasy fare such as Greatswords; while the generic weapons feature such interesting tools as [[MixAndMatchWeapon shield-hammers]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX IP-friendly blitzballs]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Flesh Eater Blades are Blades that have incorporated human flesh into their bodies. This allows them to persist even if their Driver dies, and allows them to resonate with fellow Blades just like a Driver. In addition, their Core Crystals have a tinge of red incorporated to signify the change instead of being the usual blue. The inverse, a human that has had a Blade's Core Crystal incorporated into their body, also exists; Mikhail, Zeke, and Amalthus are all "Blade Eaters".]]
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Due to all Blade's innate HealingFactor and immortality, novice drivers tend to use their Blades as living shields. Vandham warns Rex against this tactic - equal partnerships produce the strongest bonds and powers.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: A Blade whose Driver dies reverts back to Core Crystal form, and after an idle period, can resonate with another Driver to reincarnate the Blade. However, the Blade loses all of their memories in the process except for knowledge of their own name and their basic abilities, which can be disturbing to people who knew the Blade's prior incarnation. This frequent amnesia bothers some Blades more than others, with many Blades keeping diaries in an effort to preserve their memories between incarnations. It all too often fails, due to the tendency of Drivers to die violent deaths.
* LimitBreak: Each Blade has three increasingly powerful Specials built up by performing Arts. The Driver tosses their weapon back to the Blade to perform them. At maximum Affinity, the gauge can build to a Level 4 Special - these moves pause the normal flow of combat to focus on the spectacle. [[InvulnerableAttack Enemy attacks will whiff during these techniques.]]
* LivingWeapon: Each Blade is both an individual and a weapon, with the weapon being more powerful in their Driver's hands than the Blade's own. If the weapon is broken or lost, the Blade can create a new copy of it from their own core.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: If you don't have the potential/aptitude to be a Driver, trying to awaken a Blade has some ''nasty'' backlash on your body due to it not being able to handle the core crystal's power (ranging from nosebleeds that last for days, to outright death from massive hemorrhaging all over the body). Beyond that, however, they're not picky: Drivers include humanoids, but also monsters (an early boss fight pits you against a Driver that happens to be an Elder Arachno) and, in special cases, even other Blades.
* PowerCrystal: Each Blade has a Core Crystal inside their body (almost always their chest). If the Core Crystal is destroyed (or in most cases just badly damaged), the Blade dies for good. [[spoiler:Said crystals are actually technologically advanced computation and memory devices, with the Aegis being originally the manager of all the Core Crystals. They were originally developed as a replacement for human brains in a quest for immortality.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: After a Blade ceases to function, they're returned to their Core Crystal. Once a new Driver bonds with them, they're reborn without any memories of their past life.
* RequiredPartyMember: The main Blades for each party member (Dromarch for Nia, for example) cannot be removed from their Driver's palette of active Blades.
* SapientSteed: Quadrupedal Blades can be ridden for faster travelling.
* StanceSystem: They act as the proverbial stances in the game's StanceSystem, with most Blades contributing three Arts apiece.
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Blades who become Flesh Eaters may end up with the worst of both worlds, losing both their immortality and the ability to properly respire ether, crippling their Blade powers. Others gain the ability to resonate like a Driver; or StoryBreakerPower to rival the might of an Aegis. Most (but not all) suffer debilitating side effects. The very luckiest ones gain immense power with no side-effects at all, becoming the best possible mix of Driver and Blade.]]
* TronLines: Common blades and some of the unique blades have these. The rare blades can have them on their clothes; skin or in the case of Perun, hair.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each Blade powers a specific weapon type, which usually gives a visual reference to their role. BladeOnAStick wielders tend to focus on offense, {{Bare Fisted Monk}}s tend to be healers, and so on.
* ViciousCycle: Late in the game [[spoiler:it is revealed that Blades are not truly immortal. Eventually their Cores return to the Titans that birthed them and become new Titans themselves, from which new Core Crystals and Blades are born, and the titans eventually die of old age. Each new phase involves a total loss of memory]].
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[[folder:Common Blades]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/6pkw79r.png]]

-->Voiced by: Various

The most common type of Blade. While they lack the versatility and growth potential of Rare Blades, they help fill out gaps in your party and complete mercenary missions. Their strength is estimated in "crowns"; 1-4 crowns denote increasingly strong common Blades, and 5 marks a Rare.

* BoringButPractical: Especially in the early game, before you get any good special Blades. Once you have a full set, they remain useful for Merc missions and for the key items earned by filling out their affinity charts, which can be cashed in for large amounts of WP.
* CantCatchUp: Common blades don't have nearly as many segments on their affinity chart, so it's unlikely you'll be using that 1-crown Blade all the way through the endgame.
* ComMons: You will probably get a lot of these while trying to get a rare Blade.
* CrutchCharacter: Tend to be this until one can draw enough Rare Blades, or in Mercenary Missions. ''Especially'' the one Gramps hands over, which cannot be released or transferred.
* EmergencyWeapon: The Blade that Gramps hands over cannot be ditched or transferred.
* FacelessMooks: Used by most NPC Drivers.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: 4-crown common Blades can very useful warriors. They're still of considerable value even outside of battle, as they leave behind a super rare Overdrive Protocol if released with a filled-out affinity chart.
* PlayerMooks: Their main purpose in the mid-game is to send them on mercenary missions.
* ElementalPowers: Can come in any element save for Light.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Common Blades come in 4 body types, [[ArtificialHuman Male]], [[RobotGirl Female]], [[TopHeavyGuy Big Male]], and [[PantheraAwesome Quadruped]], with slight variations based on their element, weapon, and helmet design. Given the number of Core Crystals you'll be awakening, you'll see all the different variants quite quickly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Adenine ''(Shiki)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gzqn2bp.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (Japanese), Laural Lefkow (English)
-->Designed by: Koji Ogata

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves

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[[folder:Common Blades]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/6pkw79r.png]]

-->Voiced by: Various

The most common type of Blade. While they lack the versatility and growth potential of Rare Blades, they help fill out gaps in your party and complete mercenary missions. Their strength is estimated in "crowns"; 1-4 crowns denote increasingly strong common Blades, and 5 marks a Rare.

* BoringButPractical: Especially in the early game, before you get any good special Blades. Once you have a full set, they remain useful for Merc missions and for the key items earned by filling out their affinity charts, which can be cashed in for large amounts of WP.
* CantCatchUp: Common blades don't have nearly as many segments on their affinity chart, so it's unlikely you'll be using that 1-crown Blade all the way through the endgame.
* ComMons: You will probably get a lot of these while trying to get a rare Blade.
* CrutchCharacter: Tend to be this until one can draw enough Rare Blades, or in Mercenary Missions. ''Especially'' the one Gramps hands over, which cannot be released or transferred.
* EmergencyWeapon: The Blade that Gramps hands over cannot be ditched or transferred.
* FacelessMooks: Used by most NPC Drivers.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: 4-crown common Blades can very useful warriors. They're still of considerable value even outside of battle, as they leave behind a super rare Overdrive Protocol if released with a filled-out affinity chart.
* PlayerMooks: Their main purpose in the mid-game is to send them on mercenary missions.
* ElementalPowers: Can come in any element save for Light.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Common Blades come in 4 body types, [[ArtificialHuman Male]], [[RobotGirl Female]], [[TopHeavyGuy Big Male]], and [[PantheraAwesome Quadruped]], with slight variations based on their element, weapon, and helmet design. Given the number of Core Crystals you'll be awakening, you'll see all the different variants quite quickly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Adenine ''(Shiki)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gzqn2bp.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (Japanese), Laural Lefkow (English)
-->Designed by: Koji Ogata

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves




* AnArmAndALeg: Has parts of her body just... missing. This doesn't seem to hinder her at all.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It can be easy to mistake her for a boy due to her short hair.
* BadassBookworm: Enjoys books, especially ancient literature and historical texts. Her weapons are spiked tomes that materialize around her wrists like gauntlets, and a giant volume hangs from her back on a chain. Her strength stat is also higher than average compared to some of the other rare Blades.
* CashGate: Her Affinity Nodes are opened by acquiring and translating ancient books. One of them can be found on auction in Argentum, where the bidding options range from pennies to a small fortune... Subverted, though, as the Nopon are such penny-pinchers that even the lowest available bid is sufficient enough to buy the book.
* HappyDance: When she gets really excited, she dances by hopping on one foot and spinning in place while shaking her hand above her head.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Subverted. At the end of her personal side quest, she decides to make the World Tree's data archive her home for the rest of her life due to its wealth of knowledge (she notes it will take one-thousand years to study all of it, but her Driver won't live as long). However, she can still travel with the party and be sent on Merc Missions. She'll just be spending her free time in the archive instead of Garfront.]]
* PaperMaster: Her robe is made of sheets of paper, and her attacks are accompanied by pages flying everywhere.
* PowerFist: Manifests a pair of combat knuckles (in the form of books that project energy spikes).
* TooManyBelts: Has several belts integrated into her outfit.
* WorthyOpponent: In her Heart-to-Heart, she matches wits with a scholarly Nopon who laid eyes on the same book she wanted. No one wins, but the Nopon bows out gracefully and allows her to purchase the text.
* WhammyBid: During an auction in Argentum, you have the option to bid a large quantity of gold for a Tome of Morytha; the other bidders are putting up laughably small amounts. The auction may drag out longer than necessary unless you stump them all with a sack of cash, one of which is also a laughably small amount (30 G).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Agate ''(Meno)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nmq7jhy.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AtsumiTanezaki (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Yusuke Kozaki

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe

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* AnArmAndALeg: Has parts of her body just... missing. This doesn't seem to hinder her at all.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It can be easy to mistake her for a boy due to her short hair.
* BadassBookworm: Enjoys books, especially ancient literature and historical texts. Her weapons are spiked tomes that materialize around her wrists like gauntlets, and a giant volume hangs from her back on a chain. Her strength stat is also higher than average compared to some of the other rare Blades.
* CashGate: Her Affinity Nodes are opened by acquiring and translating ancient books. One of them can be found on auction in Argentum, where the bidding options range from pennies to a small fortune... Subverted, though, as the Nopon are such penny-pinchers that even the lowest available bid is sufficient enough to buy the book.
* HappyDance: When she gets really excited, she dances by hopping on one foot and spinning in place while shaking her hand above her head.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Subverted. At the end of her personal side quest, she decides to make the World Tree's data archive her home for the rest of her life due to its wealth of knowledge (she notes it will take one-thousand years to study all of it, but her Driver won't live as long). However, she can still travel with the party and be sent on Merc Missions. She'll just be spending her free time in the archive instead of Garfront.]]
* PaperMaster: Her robe is made of sheets of paper, and her attacks are accompanied by pages flying everywhere.
* PowerFist: Manifests a pair of combat knuckles (in the form of books that project energy spikes).
* TooManyBelts: Has several belts integrated into her outfit.
* WorthyOpponent: In her Heart-to-Heart, she matches wits with a scholarly Nopon who laid eyes on the same book she wanted. No one wins, but the Nopon bows out gracefully and allows her to purchase the text.
* WhammyBid: During an auction in Argentum, you have the option to bid a large quantity of gold for a Tome of Morytha; the other bidders are putting up laughably small amounts. The auction may drag out longer than necessary unless you stump them all with a sack of cash, one of which is also a laughably small amount (30 G).
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[[folder:Agate ''(Meno)'']]
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!Torna

[[folder:Jin ''(Shin)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AtsumiTanezaki Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Yusuke Kozaki

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe
John Schwab (English)

The leader of Torna. Wears a mask.



* AnAxeToGrind: Unlike most {{Cute Witch}}es, she's armed with a battleaxe.
* BigNo: Agate mistakes a Nopon for a giant bug. She screams when it starts moving toward her.
* CuteWitch: Her outfit is designed to resemble a witch's dress, hat 'n all.
* GemstoneAssault: Agate's Specials kick up brilliant pink jewels from the ground to pierce foes.
* GoalInLife: Unlike many Blades, Agate is reborn with a specific desire. Because she will one day return to her Core Crystal, she wants to unearth a brand new mineral that's never been seen before. [[spoiler:Her personal sidequest ends with the discovery of her own gemstone: the real-life mineral, agate.]]
* LadyOfAdventure: Her intro cutscene and field lines make it clear that Agate has an absolute blast just exploring the world and seeing what there is to find.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name, Meno, directly means "Agate". Interestingly, it's an InvertedTrope within the game world. Agate is a rock-hunter as a hobby and her personal quest is to find a new mineral to name after herself.
* {{Understatement}}: Tora chimes up when Agate casually mentions that she has a "bit of a problem" with bugs.
-->'''Tora:''' "Bit of problem" understatement of the year.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''Freaks'' when fighting bugs and insectoid enemies.
-->'''Agate: WAAAH! GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!''' I'm not joking, ''get it away!''

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* AnAxeToGrind: Unlike most {{Cute Witch}}es, she's armed BigBad: Appears to be this at first, as the leader of Torna, but [[spoiler:subverted. Malos is the true BigBad with a battleaxe.
him as TheDragon]].
* BigNo: Agate mistakes a Nopon for a giant bug. She screams when it starts moving toward her.
* CuteWitch: Her outfit
BroughtDownToBadass: Temporarily during his first boss fight where his power is designed to resemble a witch's dress, hat 'n all.
* GemstoneAssault: Agate's Specials kick up brilliant pink jewels from
{{Nerf}}ed, but he is still an incredibly powerful fighter Rex and the ground to pierce foes.
* GoalInLife: Unlike many Blades, Agate is reborn
party can't even defeat. [[spoiler:At the end of chapter 7, his core gets damaged in his all-out fight with a specific desire. Because she will Rex and the fully awakened Aegis. For the rest of the game, he can barely stand, yet keeps on trucking, even offing one day return to her Core Crystal, she wants to unearth a brand new mineral that's never been seen before. [[spoiler:Her personal sidequest ends with of the discovery of her own gemstone: the real-life mineral, agate.main story's more challenging boss fights.]]
* LadyOfAdventure: Her intro cutscene and field lines make it clear CoolMask: Wears one that Agate covers a lot of his face. [[spoiler:It conceals the Core Crystal on his forehead]].
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Indol destroying the Kingdom of Torna, which led to Jin's Driver dying in the attack. This drove Jin into consuming his Driver's heart, turning him into a Flesh Eater Blade, so he wouldn't revert back to a Core Crystal and lose all his memories and forget her.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:One motivation he
has an for going to the Architect to kill him is to die, he just thinks the rest of humanity should go with him.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: How he meets his end.
* TheDragon: To Malos, although officially, Malos is his second-in-command.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He still generally cared and loved his [[spoiler:old Driver Lora even after he joined Malos]], downright keeping her body safe in the ship. Albeit he claims keeping her body around is to remind him of his past foolishness for believing in the wisdom of the Architect, he is well aware Lora would not want him siding with Malos.
* ExactWords: In her dying moments, Lora laments that the thought of Jin forgetting her is too much to bear. To prevent this, Jin devoured her heart and continued to live on with his memories, despite losing his own will to live. Malos points out that those last words were a curse to him.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:In the Aegis War 500 years ago, he had fought on Mythra's side against Malos. He was considered to be kindest of them and was a pacifist who refused to fight unless necessary. Losing his Driver and forcing to live on by her wishes robbed Jin of a purpose until Malos gave him a new one.]]
* FlashStep: He uses this to kill Rex at the beginning of the story. He claims to be able to move at the speed of light.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For the first dungeon in the game. [[spoiler:He will also fight alongside Rex temporarily in the Land of Morytha until he has regrouped with everyone else.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself to kill Amalthus]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Killed Rex who was later revived by Pyra and later killed Fan la Norne.]]
* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:It's his element as a Blade, as seen whenever he fights with or against the party. In his true form, he frequently displays his control over elementals by conjuring ice. He freezes Amalthus to
absolute blast just exploring zero [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at the cost of his life]].]]
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:He was implied to be married with his previous Driver before becoming Lora's Blade in the Japanese version.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses a katana in battle, but it doesn't look like a Blade... [[spoiler:This is because Jin himself is a Blade]].
* TheLeader: Even though Malos is higher than him in the power hierarchy, Jin is the leader of Torna as he is the tying the other members together. He rescued Mikhail when he was a war orphan and gave the unwanted Flesh Eaters, Akhos, Patroka, and Nia a home and a purpose. They all in turn all demonstrate [[UndyingLoyalty undying loyalty]] to him, with Nia remaining conflicted until the end.
* MartialPacifist: Was formerly one [[spoiler:back during the Aegis war, where he refused to participate in military exercises and took no enjoyment in fighting. When his driver Lora died he dropped his unwillingness to fight, determined now to exterminate humanity]].
* MercyKill:
** Viewed killing Rex at the beginning of the story as this.
** Does it again to [[spoiler:Fan la Norne]], seeking to [[IDieFree free her]] of her master.
* MythologyGag: Shares some traits with [[VideoGame/XenoSaga Jin Uzuki]] such as having the [[NamesTheSame same name]], uses the same type of [[KatanasAreJustBetter weapon]] and having the [[AnIcePerson same element]].
* NoSell:
** Mythra's Foresight allows Rex to see a bit into the future and predict all incoming attacks. Against a light-speed opponent such as Jin, it is useless as he still cannot physically defend against his attacks.
** His control over elementary ether particles makes all ether-based attacks useless, even the light beams from Siren.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite having been on different sides in the Aegis War, [[spoiler:he and Malos share a commonality in lacking a purpose due to Amalthus: Jin in losing Lora and Malos being corrupted by his hatred]].
* OneManArmy: Single-handedly takes down an Ardanian imperial warship. It is stated that even an army five thousand strong would be no match for him.
* OneWingedAngel: His true form bares his chest and gives him a set of wing-like appendages on his lower back. His physical abilities become significantly boosted, taking down the entire party in the blink of an eye and completely overwhelming Rex and Mythra.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: When he's a GuestStarPartyMember he's completely broken, most notably with his ability to pull off the entire Break/Topple/Launch/Smash combo by himself with ease.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Malos' red.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In the beginning of the game, Pyra knows him and Malos from over five hundred years ago, but it wasn't really established how. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Flesh Eater Blade, allowing him to live on with his memories]].
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: Near the end of the game, Rex's optimism and drive to change
the world for the better ultimately persuades Jin to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifice himself]] to save the party [[spoiler:from a rampaging Amalthus. Though as Rex and seeing what there is Pyra later point out to find.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name, Meno, directly means "Agate". Interestingly, it's an InvertedTrope within the game world. Agate is a rock-hunter as a hobby and her personal quest is
Malos, he never truly lost faith in humanity. He simply wanted to find a new mineral to name after herself.
be by Malos's side]].
* {{Understatement}}: Tora chimes up when Agate casually mentions that she has a "bit of a problem" with bugs.
-->'''Tora:''' "Bit of problem" understatement
SuperpowerLottery: One of the year.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''Freaks''
biggest winners in the game. [[spoiler:With his ability of particle manipulation he can move at the speed of light, NoSell any energy attack including the beams from Siren, and can freeze anything to absolute zero. He is so powerful that when fighting bugs he goes all out he easily overwhelms the party including Mythra. It isn't till Rex awakens the Third Blade that he fights an equal. Mitigated in that while he got the benefits that came with being a Flesh Eater (namely unique and insectoid enemies.
-->'''Agate: WAAAH! GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!''' I'm
extreme powers), said powers came with the cost of a slowly deteriorating body that after 500 years can't handle prolonged battle.]].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Wasn't the case [[spoiler:over 500 years ago when he was a MartialPacifist. Even at the present time, he didn't fully give up on humanity, at least
not joking, ''get it away!''until Rex helped him find an answer in the World Tree]].
* WorldsStrongestMan: It's astonishing to see a seemingly normal man display remarkable abilities, such as his [[FlashStep incredible speed]], without a Blade by his side. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Blade, and one of the strongest in existence, made even stronger as a successful Flesh Eater. He was called "The Strongest Man in Torna", meaning he was even stronger than Addam, the hero of Torna]].



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-->Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher (English)
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-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon

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-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon
David Menkin (English)

Torna's second-in-command. Partnered with the blade Sever.




* AmbiguouslyBi: She has deeply flirtatious intentions for her Driver, regardless of their gender.
* CheshireCatGrin: She frequently displays [[https://i.redd.it/b96992f5l4201.jpg an unsettling smile]].
* CreepyGood: She means well, but her cyborg-like appearance, TrueSight, questionable ethics, and obsessive attachment to her Driver make her a little unnerving even to her own allies.
* CreepyLongFingers: Averted. Her artwork makes her look like she has a giant, skeletal hand holding her Ether Cannon, but it's just a part of the cannon itself.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She is a Dark Blade with puppet-like limbs and a ruthless approach to solving problems; but she is ultimately loyal to the party. At least, as long as her beloved Driver is there.
* GlassCannon: Par for the course with Ether Cannon users. Her strength is amplified when her Driver is badly hurt, which means her best work is usually done seconds from KO.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In her personal side quest, she was able to shoot down an airship with one well-placed shot from her [[{{BFG}} Ether Cannon]] thanks to her TrueSight.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: During her personal quest, she squeezes information out of a bioterrorist by threatening to force-feed him his own poison (which is strong enough to kill Titans).
* MagicalEye: Her left eye flares purple when she activates her TrueSight. With it, she can spy on anyone, anywhere - even on other continents. [[ParanoiaFuel Don't run.]]
* MarionetteMotion: She looks and dances like a ballerina puppet. In her summoning cutscene, her limbs are visibly held up by strings.
* StalkerWithACrush: Gives off this vibe with her Driver, whomever they may be.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not really evil per say, but out of all the optional Blades the party can awaken, Azami is one of the most ruthless, even by [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Blade]] standards.
* {{Yandere}}: Azami does not appreciate those who prevent her from monopolizing her Driver. Some of her personal Merc Missions involve targeting these individuals (whether lethally or not is unclear, but all she clarifies is that they've been punished at the end). She doesn't react well to being sent on Merc Missions either, as she interprets it as her Driver looking for an excuse to get rid of her. If you release her, her departure line can come off as a veiled threat.
-->'''Azami:''' Don't think this is over. It will ''never'' be over.

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\n* AmbiguouslyBi: She has deeply flirtatious intentions for her Driver, regardless of their gender.
* CheshireCatGrin: She frequently displays [[https://i.redd.it/b96992f5l4201.jpg
AboveGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler:As an unsettling smile]].
* CreepyGood: She means well, but her cyborg-like appearance, TrueSight, questionable ethics,
Aegis both him and obsessive attachment to her Driver make her a little unnerving even to her own allies.
* CreepyLongFingers: Averted. Her artwork makes her look like she has a giant, skeletal hand holding her Ether Cannon, but it's just a part of
Pyra are initially beyond both, being clean slates before being awakened. His current state is the cannon itself.
product of Amalthus's influence]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: She AlmightyJanitor: He is a Dark Blade with puppet-like limbs initially billed as Jin's second-in-command and a ruthless approach appears to solving problems; but she be nothing more than a brutish subordinate. [[spoiler:Later it is ultimately loyal to revealed that he is actually the party. At least, as long as her beloved Driver is there.
* GlassCannon: Par for the course with Ether Cannon users. Her strength is amplified when her Driver is badly hurt, which means her best work is usually done seconds from KO.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In her personal side quest, she was able to shoot down an airship with one well-placed shot from her [[{{BFG}} Ether Cannon]] thanks to her TrueSight.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: During her personal quest, she squeezes information out of a bioterrorist by threatening to force-feed him his own poison (which is strong enough to kill Titans).
* MagicalEye: Her left eye flares purple when she activates her TrueSight. With it, she can spy on anyone, anywhere - even on
other continents. [[ParanoiaFuel Don't run.Aegis and it is his will that Jin follows.]]
* MarionetteMotion: She looks {{BFS}}: After regaining his full power, he he replaces his Blade with [[spoiler:a black Monado, complete with Monado Arts and dances like a ballerina puppet. In her summoning cutscene, her limbs are visibly held up by strings.
the glowing symbol]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Gives off BigBad: Shares this vibe position with her [[spoiler:his Driver, whomever they may be.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not really evil per say, but out of all
Amalthus, although he is by far the optional Blades the party can awaken, Azami is one greater threat of the two]].
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. When [[spoiler:Mythra breaks her seal]] he only grins and tells her "Welcome back!" while Akhos is panicking next to him.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:He's the last boss of both the first and last chapters]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: 500 years ago he was a one-man army thanks to his destructive energy powers and the artifices he wielded as an Aegis. For
most ruthless, even by [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Blade]] standards.
* {{Yandere}}: Azami does not appreciate those who prevent her from monopolizing her Driver. Some
of her personal Merc Missions involve targeting these individuals (whether lethally or not the game he is unclear, still quite powerful but all she clarifies is that they've been punished can only use a small portion of his Aegis powers, thanks to Mythra having severely damaged his Core Crystal at the end). She end of the Aegis War. The fact that he was not only still alive but could still move and fight with his crystal in such a state is regarded as remarkable by other members of Torna, and possible only because he is an Aegis (indeed it doesn't react well seem to cause him pain or impair him in any way beyond not being sent on Merc Missions either, able to use much of his true Aegis abilities). Once he regains his full power however, he becomes strong enough to singlehandedly subdue Artifice Ophion and is unfazed by Pyra/Mythra's ascended form (he opts to be a CombatPragmatist after seeing her and Rex beat Jin, using Ophion to avoid fighting Pneuma directly, and ending the confrontation by blowing up the battlefield and sending her falling into the Cloud Sea).
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:The Cain to Pyra's Abel,
as both are Aegises created by the Architect (which, to drive the point home, both refer to as Father)]].
* CallBack: He is able to use [[spoiler:Monado Arts after restoring his full power, implying that he and the other Aegis Swords are actually Monados and that the missing third Aegis is Alvis]]. He also calls himself "the Endbringer" which was the Telethia's title in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
* DarkIsEvil: His primary element and the element of his attacks. Makes sense [[spoiler:being that he is the EvilCounterpart to the light using Mythra]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:He speaks one last time to Pneuma, free of all malice, postmortem while
she interprets herself prepares to die.]]
-->[[spoiler:''So tell me... How was it, being alive?'']]
* DeathSeeker: Malos's self-loathing quickly becomes evident during the final chapter of the story, hating the world itself due to influence from Amalthus and seeing the pain and misery running rampant in the world much in part caused by himself. To this end, Malos declares himself a monster and implores Rex to fight him with everything he has. Only in death is he able to make peace with himself, saying that his life wasn't that bad after all.
* DualBoss: With Akhos in their second encounter. Later with Jin in Malos fourth fight.
* TheDragon: He initially appears to be Jin's second-in-command. [[spoiler:Subverted as he is in charge of Jin and is the FinalBoss. He shares the BigBad.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite showing little empathy to the death of his comrades,
it is clear that Malos cared about them, fondly recalling Akhos in regards to his own theatrics and giving Jin a warm final embrace before ascending to Elysium by himself. Prior to the final battle, he angrily cites Jin's entire life as evidence for the inherent evil of the world and bitterly calls himself a irredeemable monster for being a direct cause of those tragedies.
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Pyra/Mythra as another Aegis. Whereas
her Driver looking manages to help her grow beyond her suicidal desire, Malos continued to be affected for the worse by Amalthus egomania and hatred for life.]]
* EvilIsHammy: He's easily the second most hammy character after Zeke.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Heh, kids say the darndest things." in response to Rex wondering if Rex bonded with Malos's Core Crystal like he did with Pyra if they could have been friends]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Him preferring to let Jin take charge and make the actual decisions make perfect sense [[spoiler:once it is revealed that he is
an excuse AI. While he has a will of his own, he needs a "user" for the inputs. When he said that he exists for Jin's sake, he wasn't exaggerating; all of his actions are driven by the wills of Amalthus and Jin.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first dungeon in the story.
* HiddenDepths: He's introduced as being little more than Jin's brutish second-in-command. As early as the end of Chapter 1, it becomes clear that there's much, MUCH more
to get rid him than meets the eye.
* {{Jerkass}}: He is disdainful towards everyone except Jin and the rest
of her. If you release her, Torna.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He claims that him needing to MindRape Pyra to restore his core crystal was NothingPersonal but deliberately going out of his way to erase
her departure line can come off memories of Rex despite her protests was unnecessarily cruel]].
* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: [[spoiler:Although Jin is initially presented
as the leader of Torna, Malos is eventually revealed to be the one in charge, though he's content to let Jin make decisions or take point.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:His true name, "Logos", meaning among other things "Word of God" or "Reason" in Greek, relating to his desire of destroying the world since he believes that is what the Architect wants as well as corruption by his Driver. It also makes him the Mind of the Aegis trio, with Pneuma (Pyra/Mythra) being the Soul and the missing Ontos being the Body.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both of his names. "Metsu" means destruction in Japanese while "Malos" means bad in Latin.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's in all black armor, has
a veiled threat.
-->'''Azami:''' Don't think
name derived from the word evil, and one of his first actions is attacking Rex for little reason.
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants [[spoiler:to use the Aion to destroy the world. It is later revealed that
this is over. due to being influenced by the hatred of his Driver, Amalthus, and what he felt at the state of the world.]]
* PoisonousFriend: Is very much implied to [[spoiler:have stoked Jin's nihilism after Lorna died and gave him the idea to go to Elysium to exterminate humanity]].
* PurpleIsPowerful:
It shows in his darkness and destructive attacks, although intermingled with [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack black]] most of the time. [[spoiler:It is also the color of his Core Crystal]].
* RecurringBoss: He is the most fought boss in the game [[spoiler:as well as the FinalBoss]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Jin's blue.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Not only is Malos a Blade, he's also an Aegis like Pyra created by the Architect]].
* ReverseGrip: Wields his Blade in this fashion. [[spoiler:Averted when he regains his Aegis sword]]
* SatanicArchetype: Self describes himself like one. [[spoiler:Feeling his purpose is to destroy everything the Architect created. Though in reality this thought process is due to corruption by Amalthus]].
* ShutUpKirk: In the Final Chapter [[spoiler:when Rex tries to bring up that the only reason Malos is so destructive is because of Amalthus he responds with "I don't give a rat's ass what you think, brat!" and begins going on how he in the end is an irredeemable monster]].
* SirSwearsALot: He is responsible for the most swearing in the game, and also the main villain. He's quite fond of PrecisionFStrike in particular.
* SphereOfDestruction: [[spoiler:This is his real power once he repairs his Core Crystal, being able to create dark spheres that completely destroy anything that comes in contact with them]].
* StatusBuff: Can give these to his fellow Torna members in addition to debuffs to the player's party.
* StrawNihilist: Just before the final battle, he outright admits to Rex that he sees the whole world as a wretched place and that he himself is a hideous abomination beyond saving, hence his wanting to destroy the world.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Takes up the villain role, in this case. He's certainly among the tallest of the main cast, wears black armor, and makes a lot of disdainful remarks and swears towards the heroes and sometimes on Torna.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He was doomed to become a weapon of mass destruction from the start due to being influenced by Almathus's seething hatred. He even calls himself a hideous monster beyond redemption. This question of free
will ''never'' be over.
is a major part of his desire to confront the Architect.]]
* TrueCompanions: He is surprisingly considerate to the rest of Torna, besides defectors such as Nia. In particular, he shares a genuine mutual respect with Jin, with Malos even giving him a final brotherly embrace before ascending to Elysium. Prior to the final battle, he cites Jin's life as the reason for his actions instead of his Driver Amalthus, who is the actual source of his malevolence.
* VillainousBreakdown: Becomes increasingly more unhinged [[spoiler:in the final battle, where he drops any sense of calm he has and angrily shouts that he will burn the world unless if Rex stops him]].



[[folder:Boreas ''(Idaten)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaHirano (Japanese), Jules de Jongh (English)
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-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball

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-->Designed by: I-IV

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball
Hugo Harold-Harrison (English)

Torna's brains. Partnered with the Blade Obrona.




* {{Acrofatic}}: He is absurdly fast; he's somehow able to travel from one Titan to another in less than a second, and can steal just about anything from an Indoline statue to Emperor Niall's underwear without being noticed.
* BellyMouth: His entire body is one giant mouth, letting him gobble down vast quantities of food. It's also where he hides his Bitball and [[BreathWeapon various other weapons]].
* BigEater: His huge size isn't just for show; he can eat food without ever getting full, and all of his Affinity Chart requirements pertain to food in some way.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Boreas is ''weird''. Despite the aforementioned BellyMouth (with no digestive system to be seen) he still has a head... that he can take off and juggle around like it's a hat. His limbs are penguin-like flaps that morph into large hands when he needs to hold something. While most rare Blades just look weird, Boreas' body is a total mystery.
* CashGate: One of multiple Blades that require some degree of monetary investment to power up. That said, unlike Sheba and her piggybank, and Adenine and her ancient tomes, filling up his food stash should be comparatively-affordable.
* DiscOneNuke: Provided that you unlock him early, he's one of the game's most durable healers. His skills are fairly easy to upgrade, too - just buy him a lot of food.
* ExtremeOmnivore: By his logic, if it tastes good, it's on the menu. He jokes about [[ImAHumanitarian potentially eating Nopon if they are tasty enough]] in a conversation with Tora, but draws the line at actually doing so.
* MeaningfulName: Depending on language, either the Greek god of the north wind, or the fastest runner in the Buddhist pantheon.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his favored item types is Cosmetics.
-->'''Boreas:''' How do I look? Pretty?
* StoneWall: What makes him so desired as a healer. Boreas has absurdly high defense ratios, which is rare for healers and even more so for Bitball users. Even if the designated tank goes down, Boreas' Driver might actually last long enough to get everyone on their feet again.

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\n* {{Acrofatic}}: He AlasPoorVillain: Twice. First, when [[spoiler:Obrona is absurdly fast; he's somehow able to travel from one Titan to another in less than a second, and can steal just about anything from an Indoline statue to Emperor Niall's underwear without killed by her Core Crystal being noticed.
* BellyMouth: His entire body is one giant mouth, letting him gobble down vast quantities of food. It's also where he hides his Bitball and [[BreathWeapon various other weapons]].
* BigEater: His huge size isn't just for show; he can eat food without ever getting full, and all of his Affinity Chart requirements pertain to food in some way.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Boreas is ''weird''. Despite the aforementioned BellyMouth (with no digestive system to be seen) he still has a head... that he can take off and juggle around like it's a hat. His limbs are penguin-like flaps that morph into large hands
pierced]]. Second when he needs to hold something. While most rare Blades just look weird, Boreas' body is a total mystery.[[spoiler:his sister Patroka dies]].
* CashGate: One of multiple Blades that require some degree of monetary investment AttackReflector: Obrona allows him to power up. That said, unlike Sheba reflect attacks by harnessing the ether in the air.
* DualBoss: With Malos in their second encounter. Later joining his sister Patroka
and her piggybank, and Adenine and her ancient tomes, filling up Mikhail in his food stash should be comparatively-affordable.
third fight.
* DiscOneNuke: Provided that you unlock him early, he's one of the game's most durable healers. His skills are fairly easy to upgrade, too - just buy him a lot of food.
DualWielding: Uses two katanas together.
* ExtremeOmnivore: By his logic, if it tastes good, it's on the menu. EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
**
He jokes cares about [[ImAHumanitarian potentially eating Nopon if they are tasty enough]] in a conversation with Tora, but draws the line at actually doing so.Obrona, enough that he drops his usual arrogant act when she's killed by [[spoiler:Mythra]].
** He's also very close with his "sister" Patroka.
** He idolizes Jin and follows him [[spoiler:for saving him in the past]].
* EvilGenius: He is Torna's brains.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears glasses and has no problem trying to kill the heroes on multiple occasions, or [[spoiler:helping Jin and Malos in their plan to destroy Alrest.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses two of them. Later switching to a bow after Obrona reverts to a core crystal.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Considers Patroka his sister. [[spoiler:Later revealed to be due to their Drivers being siblings, and those same siblings' cells being integrated into their bodies.]]
* MeaningfulName: Depending on language, either the Greek god His Japanese name refers to Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a famous nobleman and military commander of the north wind, or the fastest runner in the Buddhist pantheon.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his favored item types
late Heian Era Japan. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Minamoto no Yoshitsune is Cosmetics.
-->'''Boreas:''' How do I look? Pretty?
* StoneWall: What makes him so desired
often depicted as a healer. Boreas heroic figure, while this Yoshitsune is a villain.
* NotSoStoic:
** Despite his usual calm temperament, watching Obrona revert to a Core Crystal by Pyra [[spoiler:(as Mythra)]] causes him to freak out over her death. He regains his composure by the next time Rex and the party encounter him.
** He loses it again [[spoiler:when Amalthus kills Patroka and steals her Core Crystal. He [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge tries to fight back]], but ends up with the same fate]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Mythra awakens and begins raining Siren's lasers down on him and Malos he
has absurdly high defense ratios, which is rare for healers this reaction.]]
-->'' "I... I don't think we can win this!"''
* PrimaDonnaDirector: He acts like a narcissistic playwright, throwing acting terms everywhere
and even throwing a fit whenever something "goes off-script".
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade.]]
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: His weapon after losing Obrona.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Jin who he obeys without question. [[spoiler:Even his support of Torna's goal to destroy everything is because Jin wants it
more so for Bitball users. than anything. Even if the designated tank goes down, Boreas' Driver might actually as he dies as a result of Amalthus, his last long enough to get everyone on their feet again.
thoughts are of when he first met Jin.]]



[[folder:Dagas ''(Kubira)'']]
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-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe

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-->Voiced by: Creator/MamoruMiyano Yuri Noguchi (Japanese), Dar Dash (English)
-->Designed by: hakus

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe
Laila Pyne (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Mikhail to oversee the manufacturing of artificial Blades by Bana.




* BlueBlood: Dressed like a Napoleonic monarch, with a haughty attitude to boot.
* CoolChair: Has a regal red throne, as seen in his summoning. He also materializes it for some idle animations.
* CoolCrown: Wears a crown at an angle.
* ErmineCapeEffect: Wears an elaborate cape and is never seen without it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although he treats the party as his retainers, he cares for them in his own way. After the party helps him with his sidequest, he starts utilizing more of his power to aid the party, [[spoiler:which is reflected with his gaining a more useful affinity chart, better stats, and more aux core slots]].
** Even before the end of his quest, he has moments where his kinder side shines through. He is very polite and courteous when questioning Torigoth's chief about his past, and the main reason why he decides to battle the arrogant behemoth is to avenge his people.
* MysteriousPast: It's still unclear whether Regideria was his kingdom, if he even had a kingdom in the first place.
* PrestigeClass: [[spoiler:After completing his quest, his trust level resets, but in exchange, he gets a number of field skills, the potency of his specials and battle skills increases, his stats increase, and he gets 3 aux cores slots instead of 1]].
* PrinceCharmless: His ego tends to rub the party the wrong way. With enough investment, though, he genuinely offers his support in battle and in mercenary missions.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's just as capable in battle as any other Blade. [[spoiler:Completing his quest increases his battle prowess all around]].

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\n* BlueBlood: Dressed like BladeOnAStick: Wields a Napoleonic monarch, with a haughty attitude to boot.
pole arm [[spoiler:after losing Perdido.]]
* CoolChair: Has a regal red throne, as seen in his summoning. He also materializes it for some idle animations.
* CoolCrown: Wears a crown at an angle.
* ErmineCapeEffect: Wears an elaborate cape and is never seen without it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although he treats
DarkActionGirl: Fights on the party as his retainers, he cares for them in his own way. After the party helps him with his sidequest, he starts utilizing more of his power to aid the party, [[spoiler:which is reflected with his gaining a more useful affinity chart, better stats, and more aux core slots]].
** Even before the end of his quest, he has moments where his kinder
side shines through. He of the antagonists and is very polite hotheaded and courteous when questioning Torigoth's chief about aggressive.
* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler:Her element as a Blade.]]
* DualBoss: With Mikhail during their first encounter. Her second encounter includes him and Akhos.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Amalthus kills her from behind with one of
his past, tentacles.]]
* MaskOfSanity: She initially appears stoic
and taking her orders first and foremost compared to the main reason why he decides jovial Mikhail. Once her Blade's Core Crystal gets destroyed, she quickly reveals herself to battle be NotSoStoic and attempts to [[KillThemAll destroy them all]] until Fan La Norne and Mikhail intervened. Her aggressive nature later makes it clear her professional initial appearance was just a front.
* MeaningfulName: "Benkai", her Japanese name, refers to UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei. While a GenderBlenderName due to Benkei being male, her Blade wields multiple weapons at once, which is what Benkei was known for.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is
the arrogant behemoth is to avenge his people.
* MysteriousPast: It's still unclear whether Regideria was his kingdom, if he even had a kingdom
only female member of Torna following Nia's defection early in the first place.
game.
* PrestigeClass: [[spoiler:After completing his quest, his trust level resets, UndyingLoyalty: Not to the same extent as Akhos, but in exchange, he gets a number of field skills, the potency of his specials she's loyal to Jin as well. Though she will question and battle skills increases, his stats increase, and he gets 3 aux cores slots instead of 1]].
* PrinceCharmless: His ego tends to rub the party the wrong way. With enough investment, though, he genuinely offers his support in battle and in mercenary missions.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's just as capable in battle as any other Blade. [[spoiler:Completing his quest increases his battle prowess all around]].
defy Jins orders unlike him.



[[folder:Dahlia ''(Tsuki)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NaomiShindo (Japanese), Kelly Burke (English)
-->Designed by: [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Risa Ebata]]

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball

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[[folder:Dahlia ''(Tsuki)'']]
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[[folder:Mikhail ''(Satahiko)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NaomiShindo Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Kelly Burke (English)
-->Designed by: [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Risa Ebata]]

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball
Todd Kramer (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Patroka, the two overseeing the deal of artificial Blades sold between Bana and Torna.




* TheAgeless: Like any Blade, her physical appearance will stay the same over many incarnations. She appreciates the fleeting nature of human beauty by contrast.
* CombatStilettos: The rear talons on her feet are greatly elongated, giving her this effect.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Perhaps the straightest example in the game, given her LittleBitBeastly aspects go to a further extreme than usual while at the same time keeping her very humanoid in the face and overall body
* HiddenDepths: She has a talent for ice sculpture, using her freezing powers to preserve flowers and other items as delicate reliefs.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: She's given the a Texan SouthernBelle accent in the dub which leads to a weird case of translation during her side quest. In Japanese, a little girl tells her she sounds like Zeke (who has the same accent), but in English, tells her that she does NOT sound like Zeke (whose accent was adapted into a rougher way of speaking but Dahlia's wasn't).
* LittleBitBeastly: Her hands and feet are massive paws, she has a small fluffy tail plus rather sharp teeth and her hair turns into giant rabbit ears. That said, she wouldn't describe herself as a rabbit girl.
* MsFanservice: Is the bustiest character in the game by a good margin, has an ImpossibleHourglassFigure, wears a [[VaporWear translucent minidress]] complete with AbsoluteCleavage, and has quite a bit of {{Gainaxing}} to boot.
* ShesGotLegs: Like a rabbit she walks on her toes, with her heels being functionally part of her legs, making her legs appear all the longer.

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\n* TheAgeless: Like CasanovaWannabe: Tries flirting with Mythra and Mòrag in Chapter 6 and apparently does it frequently with Patroka. Naturally they all aggressively turn him down.
* CastingAShadow: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Appears in a few of the flashbacks with Mythra and Addam as a child, as shown when he reveals himself to Amalthus as another Blade Eater.]]
* CombatHandFan: Wields them [[spoiler:as a Blade Eater]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: Finds Mythra beautiful when she uses her power to destroy his and Patroka's Blade Cores. And again with Mòrag when they clash at the end of Chapter 6 and he declares her to be quite a looker.
* DrawAggro: Effectively serves as the party tank in fights with multiple Torna members, even having an ability to force the player's party to constantly draw aggro to him.
* DualBoss: With Patroka during their first encounter. Then again in his second boss fight including her and Akhos.
* DualWield: Both his fist and fan weapons.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Kind of. During the flashback right after his boss battle, he is the little boy alongside the group during the training regimen. This is far before
any Blade, her physical of the Torna members have their backstories revealed.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He [[spoiler:makes no effort to cause collateral damage on Indol out of sympathy for the refugees (fitting, as he is one himself), and]] is utterly disgusted by [[spoiler:Amalthus starting his war for the World Tree without evacuating them first, though not disgusted enough to hold back in the fight]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: People paying even a little attention during his and Patroka's second
appearance will stay be able to spot that [[spoiler:unlike Akhos and Patroka, his Core Crystal is a visibly untainted blue.]] This makes the same over many incarnations. She appreciates later reveal that [[spoiler:he's not a Flesh Eater at all a lot more preditable; all Flesh Eaters have shades of red in their Core Crystals, but the fleeting nature of human beauty by contrast.
* CombatStilettos: The rear talons on her feet are greatly elongated, giving her this effect.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Perhaps
only other Blade Eater seen before the straightest example in reveal, Zeke, keeps Pandoria's crystal colour with no alteration.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Commits one so that Rex and
the game, given her LittleBitBeastly aspects go others can stop Jin.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He knows when
to a further extreme than usual retreat, taking Patroka away while at she seeks to rampage.
* PowerFist: His initial weapon when with his Blade.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is not a Flesh Eater like his fellow Tornans; he is
the same time keeping her very humanoid in the face and overall body
* HiddenDepths: She has
inverse, a talent for ice sculpture, using her freezing powers to preserve flowers and other items as delicate reliefs.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: She's given the a Texan SouthernBelle accent in the dub
Blade Eater, which leads makes him immune to Fan la Norne's power used by Amalthus. Being a weird case of translation Blade Eater has also allowed him to live for more than five hundred years while still looking quite young.]]
* TagAlongKid: It appears he used to be this to Addam's original group
during her side quest. In Japanese, the Aegis War 500 years ago after he was discovered by Jin.
* TokenGoodTeammate: To
a little girl tells her she sounds certain extent. [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna after Nia defects who isn't fully on-board with the plan to destroy ''everything'', and ends up making a HeroicSacrifice to take down the Titan Indol.]]
* TokenHuman: [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna to have been born a human. Malos is an Aegis and pure Blade, while the other members, Nia included, are all Flesh Eaters who started as normal Blades. Mikhail is a Blade Eater
like Zeke (who has and Amalthus, both of whom are considered human.]]
* WarRefugees: [[spoiler:Originally a human survivor of
the same accent), but in English, tells her that she does NOT sound like Zeke (whose accent was adapted into a rougher way destruction of speaking but Dahlia's wasn't).
* LittleBitBeastly: Her hands and feet are massive paws, she has a small fluffy tail plus rather sharp teeth and her hair turns into giant rabbit ears. That said, she wouldn't describe herself as a rabbit girl.
* MsFanservice: Is
Torna 500 years ago after Amalthus's armies destroyed the bustiest character in the game by a good margin, has an ImpossibleHourglassFigure, wears a [[VaporWear translucent minidress]] complete with AbsoluteCleavage, and has quite a bit of {{Gainaxing}} to boot.
* ShesGotLegs: Like a rabbit she walks on her toes, with her heels being functionally part of her legs, making her legs appear all the longer.
country.]]



[[folder:Electra ''(Raiko)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/HimikaAkaneya (Japanese), Clare Corbett (English)
-->Designed by: Asato Mizu

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer

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[[folder:Electra ''(Raiko)'']]
[[folder:Obrona ''(Kamui)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/HimikaAkaneya Yuri Yamaoka (Japanese), Clare Corbett (English)
-->Designed by: Asato Mizu

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer
Naomi [=McDonald=] (English)

Akhos's Blade, seems to have the ability to stagnate either flow, as well as the ability to locate other Blades' energy signals from several kilometers away.




* AttackReflector: One of her skills deals damage back to an enemy when struck.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Really wants to help everyone she meets... If only she could do it without zapping the daylights out of them.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has one pointy canine that is noticeable in both her character art and model.
* GlacierWaif: She is a Tank-type Blade, despite looking like a little girl.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Design-wise, she's based off Raijin, the Shinto God of Storms.
* PowerIncontinence: She angsts a lot over it. Her power is impressive but she has little control over it. She usually ends up shocking people (such as Nia) just by physical contact and has trouble using electricity at levels that aren't "fry everything". Her personal sidequest involves intensive training to fine-tune that dreaded power of hers.
* TheGlomp: Does this to Nia during her sidequest, [[AmusingInjuries with hilarious results]].

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\n* AttackReflector: One of IntendedAudienceReaction: There's no way she wasn't made as irritating as she is on purpose. It makes it hard to sympathize with Akhos when [[spoiler:she's abruptly returned to her skills deals crystal and dies due to the damage back to an enemy when struck.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Really wants to help everyone she meets... If only she could do it without zapping
the daylights out crystal. Of course, that's the point - it distracts from asking why Akhos is so aghast a "mere" Blade was slain.]]
* PsychopathicWomanchild: Speaks in a high-pitched childish voice while sharing Akhos's sadistic tendencies, even repeating some last words he says.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Blade element is Electric.
* StoryBreakerPower: She can sense global Ether patterns, which amounts to giving Torna accurate tracking
of them.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has one pointy canine that is noticeable in both her character art
''every Driver and model.
* GlacierWaif: She is a Tank-type Blade, despite looking like a little girl.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Design-wise,
Blade in existence'', and can choke Blades of their Ether up close, crippling their effectiveness. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she's based off Raijin, out of the Shinto God of Storms.
* PowerIncontinence: She angsts a lot over it. Her power is impressive but
picture same chapter she has little control over it. She usually ends up shocking people (such as Nia) just by physical contact and has trouble using electricity at levels that aren't "fry everything". Her personal sidequest involves intensive training to fine-tune that dreaded power of hers.
debuts?]]
* TheGlomp: Does this to Nia during her sidequest, [[AmusingInjuries WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gets killed rather suddenly along with hilarious results]].Malos' Blade Sever at the end of Chapter 3 by Mythra's powers piercing her Core Crystal]].



[[folder:Finch ''(Ibuki)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AoiYuuki (Japanese), Jules de Jongh (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer

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[[folder:Finch ''(Ibuki)'']]
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[[folder:Sever]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AoiYuuki Anri Katsu (Japanese), Jules de Jongh (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer
Eric Meyers (English)

Malos's Blade, a wind-based Blade with an unorthodox shapeshifting weapon.




* AccidentalMisnaming: Tends to get characters' names wrong, such as calling Dromarch "Bromarch." Even gets into a misnaming match with the Tirkin countess, Omulette, at the end of her personal quest.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Finch can forget that she used up an attack, thus using it again with no cooldown.
* BirdPeople: A Blade in the shape of a green-feathered, humanoid bird.
* BlushSticker: She has two round red blushes on her cheeks to highlight her cuteness.
* BoldExplorer: Loves adventure and discovering new places and sights to behold. Except that with her brain problems, all it takes is a minute of not looking somewhere to forget all about it. Which makes her happier because it means everything is always new to her.
* TheDitz: Scatterbrained, forgetful, and adorable. She even forgets her name upon being summoned, despite [[ThirdPersonPerson having said it multiple times]].
* ForgetfulJones: Her special skill is called "Bird-Brained" and she fits the bill.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Zeke's is the only name Finch actually remembers, including her own. While he's flattered by it, it also feels like [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg not being invited to a party]].
* NotSoDifferent: Her personal quest kicks off in earnest when the [[BirdPeople Tirkin]] mistake her for a [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped Tirkin countess]], so Finch goes off to find her to prove she's smarter than them. It turns out the countess went to Tantal, and forgot where home was. The king spaces out and tries to give Finch the position anyway - because she, the king, and the entire tribe have all forgotten who the missing royal was. Finch and Countess Omulette become friends, but both have a knack for completely forgetting people's names.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: She sounds pretty snarky when drawing aggro in combat.
-->'''Finch:''' Someone's being ''TAR-GET-TED''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Finch mentions that she dreams of being buried in a pile of Stuffed Meaty Carrots. Unfortunately, sometimes she forgets and mistakes other people's dishes for her own - like Juicy Samod or Cream Orange Paratha.
--> '''Nia:''' "That's MY favorite, you twit!"

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\n* AccidentalMisnaming: Tends BlowYouAway: His element is Wind.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as Malos's Blade during Chapter 1.
* MorphWeapon: Sever's weapon takes several forms, inclusing a shield/knuckleduster hybrid, a straight-bladed longsword, and a reverse-grip blade that seems
to get characters' names wrong, such be a mix of both.
* SatelliteCharacter: Mostly serves
as calling Dromarch "Bromarch." Even gets into a misnaming match with the Tirkin countess, Omulette, background character and lends Malos his weapon; aside from a few overworld lines (and a brief stint as an interactable NPC) he barely says anything.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:While he's in more cutscenes than Oborona is, he has only a tiny handful of lines before he's obliterated by Siren
at the end of her personal quest.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Finch can forget that she used up an attack, thus using it again with no cooldown.
* BirdPeople: A Blade in the shape of a green-feathered, humanoid bird.
* BlushSticker: She has two round red blushes on her cheeks to highlight her cuteness.
* BoldExplorer: Loves adventure and discovering new places and sights to behold. Except that with her brain problems, all it takes is a minute of not looking somewhere to forget all about it. Which makes her happier because it means everything is always new to her.
* TheDitz: Scatterbrained, forgetful, and adorable. She even forgets her name upon being summoned, despite [[ThirdPersonPerson having said it multiple times]].
* ForgetfulJones: Her special skill is called "Bird-Brained" and she fits the bill.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Zeke's is the only name Finch actually remembers, including her own. While he's flattered by it, it also feels like [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg not being invited to a party]].
* NotSoDifferent: Her personal quest kicks off in earnest when the [[BirdPeople Tirkin]] mistake her for a [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped Tirkin countess]], so Finch goes off to find her to prove she's smarter than them. It turns out the countess went to Tantal, and forgot where home was. The king spaces out and tries to give Finch the position anyway - because she, the king, and the entire tribe have all forgotten who the missing royal was. Finch and Countess Omulette become friends, but both have a knack for completely forgetting people's names.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: She sounds pretty snarky when drawing aggro in combat.
-->'''Finch:''' Someone's being ''TAR-GET-TED''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Finch mentions that she dreams of being buried in a pile of Stuffed Meaty Carrots. Unfortunately, sometimes she forgets and mistakes other people's dishes for her own - like Juicy Samod or Cream Orange Paratha.
--> '''Nia:''' "That's MY favorite, you twit!"
chapter 3]].



[[folder:Floren ''(Hotaru)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/KaoriIshihara (Japanese), Clare Corbett (English)
-->Designed by: Taiki

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball

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[[folder:Perdido]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/KaoriIshihara Keiji Hirai (Japanese), Clare Corbett Joseph May (English)
-->Designed by: Taiki

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball
Patroka's Blade.




* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Floren exploits his cute looks for all they're worth. It's even an exclusive Field Skill, which lets him get free items by charming certain [=NPCs=]. In his introduction, he briefly drops the goody-two-shoes act to celebrate duping another rube.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Several characters refer to him as a young girl, but he rarely bothers to correct them. He's listed as male for the purpose of Merc Mission deployment requirements.
* GreenThumb: As his flowery appearance and green attire suggests, plantlife is his domain, though it's folded into DishingOutDirt as far as the game's element system is concerned.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Perhaps due to his floral nature, he does not take kindly to being pitted against giant bug monsters.

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\n* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Floren exploits AllThereInTheManual: Is only named in the artbook.
* DualWielding: ''Quad''-wielding.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms, one for each weapon.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Carries an Greataxe, Megalance and Chroma Katana, while Patroka uses
his cute looks for all they're worth. It's even an exclusive Field Skill, which lets him cannon.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Doesn't
get free items by charming certain [=NPCs=]. In his introduction, he briefly drops the goody-two-shoes act to celebrate duping another rube.
a ''single cutscene line'' before Mythra offs him]].
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Several characters refer to him as a young girl, but he rarely bothers to correct them. He's listed as male for the purpose of Merc Mission deployment requirements.
* GreenThumb: As his flowery appearance and green attire suggests, plantlife is his domain, though it's folded into DishingOutDirt as far as the game's
PlayingWithFire: His element system is concerned.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Perhaps due to his floral nature, he does not take kindly to being pitted against giant bug monsters.
Fire.



[[folder:Godfrey ''(Guren/Glen)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ToruFuruya (Japanese), Julian Kostov (English)
-->Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer

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[[folder:Godfrey ''(Guren/Glen)'']]
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[[folder:Cressidus]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/ToruFuruya Kentaro Tone (Japanese), Julian Kostov Kerry Shale (English)
-->Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer
Mikhail's Blade.




* BlackAndWhiteMorality: He has a really hard time with the idea of NecessaryEvil, which causes a few problems when he attempts to shut down Tantal's black market (aka the only reliable source of food in the icy Titan).
* DontThinkFeel: According to him, the idea of living with justice only seems complicated because people think too hard about morality.
* ForGreatJustice: Godfrey is obsessed with justice, righteousness, and helping the downtrodden, which is reflected in his exclusive Merc Missions.
* ShutUpHannibal: After a criminal named Sandstream leads Godfrey around on a quest just to show him how terrible the world is and how meaningless his ideals are, Godfrey points out that every wicked thing he saw was directly the result of Sandstream's actions, and swiftly takes him down.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: All Godfrey's field skills are exclusive to him, and all of them are called for by at least a few merc missions. It's often worth making him team leader just to get the most out of him.

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\n* BlackAndWhiteMorality: He has a really hard time with the idea of NecessaryEvil, which causes a few problems when he attempts to shut down Tantal's black market (aka the AllThereInTheManual: Is only reliable source of food named in the icy Titan).
artbook.
* DontThinkFeel: According DishingOutDirt: His element is Earth.
* DualWielding: Wields one weapon per fist.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His kuckle duster/tonfa weapons can expand and merge
to him, the idea of living form a shield.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Is killed along
with justice only seems complicated because people think too hard about morality.
Perdido before getting a single cutscene line.]]
* ForGreatJustice: Godfrey is obsessed with justice, righteousness, and helping the downtrodden, which is reflected in StuffBlowingUp: Stellar Explosion, his exclusive Merc Missions.
* ShutUpHannibal: After a criminal named Sandstream leads Godfrey around on a quest just to show him how terrible the world is and how meaningless his ideals are, Godfrey points out that every wicked thing he saw was directly the result of Sandstream's actions, and swiftly takes him down.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: All Godfrey's field skills are exclusive to him, and all of them are called for by at least a few merc missions. It's often worth making him team leader just to get the most out of him.
level IV Blade Special.



[[folder:Gorg ''(Yuuou)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TomoakiMaeno (Japanese), Mikey O'Connor (English)
-->Designed by: Soraya Saga

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe

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[[folder:Gorg ''(Yuuou)'']]
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[[folder:Lora ''(Laura)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/TomoakiMaeno Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Mikey O'Connor (English)
-->Designed by: Soraya Saga

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe
Anna Koval (English)

Jin and Haze's former Driver.




* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He'll blame himself if the party wipes.
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: He's the only Water Rare Blade who's drawn from a random core crystal (all others are drawn from unique ones and can be applied with complete foresight).
* TheStrategist: Gorg's Heart-to-Heart and personal sidequest reveal his strong tactical acumen, especially in the kitchen.
* SweetTooth: Gets easily distracted by tasty-looking desserts. In his personal sidequest, Gorg pursues his dream of opening his very own sweets shop.
* UnscaledMerfolk: His theme invokes this.

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\n* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He'll blame AbusiveParents: From what little we see of her father, he was a violent drunk, ready to stab his own daughter to get his Core Crystal back after she accidentally awakened Jin. As she was now under the protection of one of the world's strongest Blades, it didn't go well for him.
* IdenticalStranger: Her and Haze looked like sisters, and even had the same voice in the Japanese version. While they were hardly strangers, given the wide variety Blades come in, this level of similarity due to resonance was treated as quite unique (Blades do often take on aspects of the person who first awakens them, but normally not to such an extreme degree).
* MoralityPet: Is this to Jin, at least after [[spoiler:Jin becomes a flesh eater]]. Albeit its a pretty questionable case, as he uses Lora's death more as a reminder of why he believes
himself if the party wipes.
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: He's the only Water Rare Blade who's drawn from a random core crystal (all others are drawn from unique ones and can be applied with complete foresight).
* TheStrategist: Gorg's Heart-to-Heart and personal sidequest reveal his strong tactical acumen, especially
justified in the kitchen.
atrocities he commits, while knowing full well Lora would hate him for what he is doing.
* SweetTooth: Gets easily distracted by tasty-looking desserts. In his personal sidequest, Gorg pursues his dream PosthumousCharacter: Lived 500 years ago, having fought alongside Addam in the Aegis War.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Her death at Amalthusís attack on Torna, and a moment
of opening his very own sweets shop.
* UnscaledMerfolk: His theme invokes this.
weakness when she despaired over Jin forgetting her, is what ultimately led to Jin joining Malos.]]



[[folder:Herald ''(Teni)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaEndo (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Hideo Minaba

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon

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[[folder:Herald ''(Teni)'']]
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[[folder:Addam Origo]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaEndo Yusuke Handa (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Hideo Minaba

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon
Paul Thornley (English)

The legendary hero of Torna and the former Driver of Mythra.




* TheAtoner: She vows to use her great power for good to make up for the destruction of the Theospeti Temple in the past.
* TheBerserker: She goes on a rampage upon utilizing her full power. There's a reason she was sealed up.
* GlassCannon: On top of being an Ether Cannon Blade, which is naturally glassy, one of her abilities increases any damage done by, and taken by, her Driver at max Affinity.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: She is remarkably powerful for a rare Blade, only losing out to the likes of Mythra and KOS-MOS. She is able to equip up to three Aux Cores, is able to snipe enemies from a distance while other team members distract them, and is easy to unlock her full affinity tree. However, her battle skill, Dissolve Seal, while it allows her Driver to deal more damage at max affinity, it also has them receive more damage in return.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Her mech armor is styled after a dragon as to emphasize her great but uncontrollable power.
* MinmaxersDelight: Her unique passive [[GlassCannon increases damage taken]], sure. But it's on an Ether Canon, one of only two ranged weapons, and one that comes bundled with aggro-reduction tools. If her Driver's getting hit by anything more than the occasion AOE attack something's gone horribly wrong.
* MundaneUtility: One of Ursula's ''many'' mercenary missions requires three electric blades and three ether cannon blades, and said mission requires Ursula herself to be in it, meaning that one of the blades on the mission must fit both qualities. Herald is one such reliably accessible example.
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Laias by herself, noting her similarity in power to [[LightEmUp KOS-MOS]]. If she and KOS-MOS are under the same Driver during battle and the Driver switches to Herald, she might say that she'll show no mercy to their foes like KOS-MOS would.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She destroyed a temple and killed nearly everyone in it by herself as well as took down many Laias that was overwhelming the party in the side quest "The Calm and the Storm". However, her [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity tremendous power]] caused her to attack the party and nearly overwhelmed them including the Aegis. If she hadn't stopped herself from proceeding on the attack the party would have died on the spot. Note that she does this after spending a substantial amount of time in an environment that weakens blades.
--> '''Nia:''' "A few seconds more and we'd have been toast too..."
* PowerGivesYouWings: The only Blade to travel by floating via her dragon-based mech armor aside from Sheba, who [[IdleRich sits in her giant floating bathtub]].
* SchizoTech: Her futuristic draconic mech armor, especially considering that she is obtainable in Tantal.
* SealedBadassInACan: After she went berserk in the past and destroyed Theospiti Temple, her previous Driver [[CantLiveWithoutYou killed himself to stop her]], returning her to her Core Crystal. This crystal was then hidden behind a cracked wall ''and'' sealed inside an ominous altar that requires an offering of a lot of [[BloodMagic blood (or blood-like things, such as red fruits)]] to open. Naturally, opening the seal causes [[TheDreaded a bit of panic]] among the residents of Theosoir, and the King himself meets the party outside the shrine to inform you of ''why'' that Core Crystal was sealed away. He [[ThePowerOfTrust chooses to trust]] that Rex and company can keep Herald's power in check, though.
* StationaryWings: Herald's armor has dragon wings that don't flap, but she is capable of flight regardless.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: She doesn't exactly lose her mind, but her inability to control her power has her attack anyone in her way, friend and for alike.

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\n* TheAtoner: She vows to use her great power for good to make up for {{Bishonen}}: From the destruction little we see of the Theospeti Temple in the past.
* TheBerserker: She goes on a rampage upon utilizing her full power. There's a reason she
him, he was sealed up.
* GlassCannon: On top of being an Ether Cannon Blade, which is naturally glassy, one of her abilities increases any damage done by,
handsome in his youth, and taken by, her Driver at max Affinity.
rather interestingly, resembles an older, lighter-haired Rex.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: She BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs. Zeke is remarkably powerful for a rare Blade, only losing out ''mortified'' to the likes of learn that spicy food gave him diarrhea, and begs Mythra and KOS-MOS. She is able to equip up to three Aux Cores, is able to snipe enemies from a distance while stop when she begins rattling other team members distract them, and little known facts about his hero.
* ButNowIMustGo: It
is easy to unlock her full affinity tree. However, her battle skill, Dissolve Seal, while it allows her Driver to deal more damage at max affinity, it also has them receive more damage in return.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Her mech armor is styled
stated that after a dragon as to emphasize her great but uncontrollable power.
* MinmaxersDelight: Her unique passive [[GlassCannon increases damage taken]], sure. But it's on an Ether Canon, one of only two ranged weapons, and one that comes bundled with aggro-reduction tools. If her Driver's getting hit by anything more than
sealing away the occasion AOE attack something's gone horribly wrong.
* MundaneUtility: One of Ursula's ''many'' mercenary missions requires three electric blades and three ether cannon blades, and said mission requires Ursula herself to be in it, meaning that one of
Aegis, the blades on hero Addam disappeared from the mission must fit both qualities. Herald is one such reliably accessible example.
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Laias by herself, noting her similarity in power to [[LightEmUp KOS-MOS]]. If she and KOS-MOS are under
world. Although his phantasm states he has long since departed from the same Driver during battle and the Driver switches to Herald, she might say that she'll show no mercy to their foes like KOS-MOS would.world, it is never elaborated upon what exactly became of him.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She destroyed a temple and killed nearly everyone FamedInStory: He is the most famous hero in it by herself as well as took down Alrest, to the point that he is something of a deified hero, a childhood idol to many Laias that was overwhelming the party in the side quest "The Calm and the Storm". However, her [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity tremendous power]] caused her to attack the party and nearly overwhelmed them including the Aegis. If she hadn't stopped herself from proceeding on the attack the party would have died on the spot. Note that she does this after spending a substantial amount of time in an environment that weakens blades.
--> '''Nia:''' "A few seconds more and we'd have been toast too..."
* PowerGivesYouWings: The only Blade to travel by floating via her dragon-based mech armor aside from Sheba, who [[IdleRich sits in her giant floating bathtub]].
* SchizoTech: Her futuristic draconic mech armor, especially considering that she is obtainable in Tantal.
* SealedBadassInACan: After she went berserk in the past and destroyed Theospiti Temple, her previous Driver [[CantLiveWithoutYou killed himself to stop her]], returning her to her Core Crystal. This crystal was then hidden behind a cracked wall ''and'' sealed inside an ominous altar that requires an offering of a lot of [[BloodMagic blood (or blood-like things,
such as red fruits)]] to open. Naturally, opening the seal causes [[TheDreaded a bit of panic]] among the residents of Theosoir, and the King himself meets the party outside the shrine to inform you of ''why'' that Core Crystal was sealed away. He [[ThePowerOfTrust chooses to trust]] that Rex and company can keep Herald's power in check, though.
* StationaryWings: Herald's armor has dragon wings that don't flap, but she is capable of flight regardless.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: She doesn't exactly lose her mind, but her inability to control her power has her attack anyone in her way, friend and for alike.
Zeke.
* GenerationXerox: Rex is seen as this to him by many who knew him, particularly Mythra/Pyra. They even look somewhat alike.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is the previous Driver of the Aegis and the hero who saved the world from Malos 500 years ago.
* InTheHood: He seems to have preferred to keep his hood up even in the company of his comrades, obscuring his features.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is long since dead from the start of the story.



[[folder:Kasandra ''(Kasane)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/InoriMinase (Japanese), Kosha Engler (English)
-->Designed by: Shirabii

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer



* DarkIsNotEvil: Her element is darkness and she's a living bad luck charm, but she is one of the nicest Blades you'll ever meet.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Kas herself is a friendly, cheery girl, who happens to radiate bad luck and darkness.
* FamedInStory: Her previous Driver was a local Argentum celebrity, one of their best salvagers and a very rare Nopon Driver. Well, until he got eaten by a giant fish. Today, only stories remain.
* {{Irony}}: Kasandra is acquired from the "Lucky Core Crystal".
* TheJinx: Kasandra isn't aware of it, but her mere presence seems to cause misfortune to those around her, including her previous Driver who was eaten by a monster.
* MaskOfPower: She wears a fox-shaped mask behind her head most of the time, which rattles every time misfortune is about to happen. For Kasandra's Lv. 3 Blade Special, ''Secret Desire'', she enters an unconscious state upon putting on her mask to draw upon her true power.
* WideEyedIdealist: She is completely unaware of her own powers and ditzy enough to not realize even when told straight to her face (but she is aware that she can't fully control them yet). The dissonance between her attitude as a perpetually cheerful girl always ready to help those in need and most people's desire to get the hell away from the "calamity witch" is hilarious.

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[[folder:Kora ''(Zakuro)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki (Japanese), Nikki Hartung (English)
-->Designed by: Shunya Yamashita

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Her element is darkness and she's a living bad luck charm, but she is one of the nicest Blades you'll ever meet.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Kas herself is a friendly, cheery girl, who happens to radiate bad luck and darkness.
* FamedInStory: Her previous Driver was a local Argentum celebrity, one of their best salvagers and a very rare Nopon Driver. Well, until he got eaten by a giant fish. Today, only stories remain.
* {{Irony}}: Kasandra is acquired from the "Lucky Core Crystal".
* TheJinx: Kasandra isn't aware of it, but her mere presence seems to cause misfortune to those around her, including her previous Driver who was eaten by a monster.
* MaskOfPower: She wears a fox-shaped mask behind her head most of the time, which rattles every time misfortune is about to happen. For Kasandra's Lv. 3 Blade Special, ''Secret Desire'', she enters an unconscious state upon putting on her mask to draw upon her true power.
* WideEyedIdealist: She is completely unaware of her own powers and ditzy enough to not realize even when told straight to her face (but she is aware that she can't fully control them yet). The dissonance between her attitude as a perpetually cheerful girl always ready to help those in need and most people's desire to get the hell away from the "calamity witch" is hilarious.

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[[folder:Kora ''(Zakuro)'']]
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!Argentum

[[folder:Bana ''(Ban)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese), Nikki Hartung (English)
-->Designed by: Shunya Yamashita

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves
Stephen Critchlow (English)

Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild. He hired Rex to aid Torna in their endeavors to obtain the Aegis for his own profit.




* GenkiGirl: All it takes is one look at her into or profile art to know she's full of energy.
* MotorMouth: Will happily talk her Driver's ears off. One bit of victory chatter has Nia begging Kora to let her get some sleep this time.
* PomPomGirl: One of her specials is even called "Electric Pompoms", and if her Driver starts a fight with a sneak attack, she'll start trying to lead a cheer chant for them. She's far too nice (and out of genre) to qualify for TheCheerleader though.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She gets called out on this by Mythra (despite actually wearing more than she does).
* ValleyGirl: Has shades of this personality if her MotorMouth is any indication.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Mythra one from their Girl Power contest during her personal side quest.

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\n* GenkiGirl: All BadBoss: Makes Lila continue to attack even when it takes would destroy her. Near the beginning of the game, he was complicit in letting an entire salvage crew be executed by Jin and Malos for being witnesses to the Aegis, and even further, he even told his own camera feed guy beforehand that he was supposed to die and was ready to scold him for coming out alive.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a tiny goatee growing in his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Willing to do whatever he can to line his own pockets.
* DevilInPlainSight: Unlike [[spoiler:Bana of Bionis]], ''this'' Bana
is one clearly painted as a villain from the get-go.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat, a sidequest regarding his secret treasure reveals that his true treasure are letters from his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Mamapon]]. Following that, talking to an NPC reveals that Bana loves his parents genuinely, but his obsession with money has been his fatal flaw.]]
** [[spoiler:At the end of the game, after uncovering his Mamapon's letters and completing the ''Farewell, Good Friend'' quest, you get to uncover that the mastermind behind the groups seeking the end of the Ardainian empire is Bana's Dadapon Don Dondon. After beating him, he joins Bana on the wheel and the two go on about how much they love each other]].
* EvilIsBigger: He is much larger than the other Nopon, including Tora.
* FatBastard: Rotundness is a normal Nopon trait, but Bana is a lot bigger than normal and he's an opportunistic slimeball even by his race's standards.
* {{Gonk}}: He's distinctively non-cute compared to other [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], such as having a heavier brow and a garrish beard, mustache and topknot. Even his portraits do little to downplay his relative ugliness, making him
look at her more like a tiny [[Franchise/StarWars Hutt]] with fur. In-universe, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he's still considered cute by Nopon standards]].
* {{Greed}}: He cares for nothing but money to keep his lavish lifestyle sated.
* HateSink: From him granting order to Tora's families deaths, and putting Tatazo
into or profile art slavery, to know she's full torturing Lila when she fails to destroy Poppi, to attempting to assassinate the royalty of energy.
* MotorMouth: Will happily talk her Driver's ears off. One bit of victory chatter has Nia begging Kora to let her get some sleep this time.
* PomPomGirl: One of her specials is even called "Electric Pompoms",
Uraya and if her Driver starts a fight with a sneak attack, she'll start trying to lead a cheer chant for them. She's far too nice (and out of genre) to qualify for TheCheerleader though.
Mor Ardain, there is nothing likeable about him at all.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She gets called out on this by Mythra (despite HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Never thought that TheHero Rex would actually wearing more than she does).
try to stop him when he did unscrupulous weapon construction.
* ValleyGirl: Has shades HumongousMecha: Pilots the giant artificial Blade Rosa in his boss fight. Later pilots an improved version without Muimui.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Survives the explosion
of this personality if her MotorMouth is any indication.
Giga Rosa.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Mythra one MythologyGag: Shares his name with a Nopon from the previous game, [[spoiler:who was also a greed-driven villain. They are both also punished for their Girl Power contest crimes by being forced to run on a giant wheel.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bana's attempt to assassinate the leaders of Mor Ardain and Uraya to cause a war between them ultimately causes them to call a ceasefire, since Emperor Niall's HeroicSacrifice convinces Queen Raqura that Niall was sincere in not wanting to start a war with Uraya.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Calls Dughall an idiot due to the latter's excessive flattery and mentioning of their illicit Core Crystals trafficking on an unsecured line. Later on chews out Muimui when he brings the heroes all the way into the factory while failing to capture them.
* TakingYouWithMe: After his attempts to execute the royalty of both Uraya and Mor Ardain fail, Bana attempts to defy them with one last suicidal act by self-destructing Rosa. [[spoiler:It ends up killing no one in the long run]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: He speaks this way in the English dub.
* VillainRespect: It's suggested he has some degree of respect towards Rex, since he calls Rex "Rex-Rex" (which is an AffectionateNickname by Nopon who respect him, like Tora). Might've began when he was impressed with Rex's surprising display of cunning thought
during her personal side quest.
the raid on the Abandoned Factory.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trusted by the populace. Rex only learns of his nefarious misdeeds later on. Albeit it turns out an auditor Nopon in Mor Ardain had been suspicious of Bana for a while, and working on exposing his corruption.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Bana was willing to sell weapons and material to all factions, including Torna. [[spoiler:He later attempts to kill Queen Raqura and frame the Ardainians for the crime so he can profit from a war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.]]



[[folder:KOS-MOS ''(KOS-MOS Re:)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (Japanese), Caitlin Thorburn (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Light
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon

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[[folder:Muimui]]

-->Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki Fuji Mitsuya (Japanese), Caitlin Thorburn (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Light
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon
Jonathan Keeble (English)

Former assistant of professor Soosoo.




* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Implied to be this to the Aegis as the party states that in the side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," if KOS-MOS hadn't helped them the party would be overwhelmed by an army of Artificial Blades.
* GuestFighter: She's from ''VideoGame/{{XenoSaga}}'', Creator/MonolithSoft's previous RPG series.
* LightEmUp: Shares this element only with Mythra and, [[spoiler:if you're lucky with Tiger Tiger, Poppi QTπ, exclusively]].
* MythologyGag: In KOS-MOS's side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," she winds up befriending a young girl from Tantal named Astelle, who is a nod to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Shion Uzuki]].
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Artificial Blades by herself.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In gameplay. She's a very solid Blade to use but unfortunately has to share her element and battle role with [[GameBreaker Mythra]]. It is also interesting to note that if Rex has her equipped and switches to her during a battle, KOS-MOS might say her battle output is on par with that of Mythra's, but one would have to listen closely through the battle noise to hear her.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She took down over 90 Artificial Blades by herself and is implied her power is at least on par if not better than the Aegis.
* ShootOutTheLock: From what she has to say about it, her Lockpicking skill is clearly less than subtle.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Zeke's cousin, Astelle, believes KOS-MOS is the most powerful Blade on the face of Alrest and given how she has firsthand experience with KOS-MOS's capabilities she doesn't believe without merit.

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\n* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Implied DeceptiveDisciple: Muimui terminated his internship with Soosoo by terminating Soosoo.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots Rosa alongside Bana.
* TheMole: He worked for Bana while helping the professors, eventually betraying them and taking Lila
to be this to reprogrammed and mass produced as part of Bana's own plans.
* NerdGlasses: Wears swirly glasses, much like [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Tatsu]] before him.
* NumberTwo: Of
the Aegis as Abandoned Factory segment in Mor Ardain, he works for Bana and [[TheHeavy is the party states that one driving the arc in place]].
* TheNondescript: Tora completely forgot Muimui existed simply because he's unmemorable.
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears only a small mask during the flashback of the raid on Soosoo's lab. Tatazo and Tora don't recognize him, but the player most certainly will.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's shown to have survived the fight with Rosa, but is barely conscious. However, his whereabouts following the end of Chapter 4 are unknown. It is not mentioned whether he died from possible injuries
in the side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," if KOS-MOS hadn't helped them the party would be overwhelmed by an army of Artificial Blades.
* GuestFighter: She's from ''VideoGame/{{XenoSaga}}'', Creator/MonolithSoft's previous RPG series.
* LightEmUp: Shares this element only with Mythra and, [[spoiler:if you're lucky with Tiger Tiger, Poppi QTπ, exclusively]].
* MythologyGag: In KOS-MOS's side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," she winds up befriending a young girl from Tantal named Astelle, who is a nod to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Shion Uzuki]].
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Artificial Blades by herself.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In gameplay. She's a very solid Blade to use but unfortunately has to share her element and battle role with [[GameBreaker Mythra]]. It is also interesting to note that if Rex has her equipped and switches to her during a
battle, KOS-MOS might say her battle output was taken into custody or [[KarmaHoudini is on par with that of Mythra's, but one would have to listen closely through the battle noise to hear her.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She took down over 90 Artificial Blades by herself and is implied her power is at least on par if not better than the Aegis.
* ShootOutTheLock: From what she has to say about it, her Lockpicking skill is clearly less than subtle.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Zeke's cousin, Astelle, believes KOS-MOS is the most powerful Blade on the face of Alrest and given how she has firsthand experience with KOS-MOS's capabilities she doesn't believe without merit.
still a free Nopon]].



[[folder:Newt ''(Nyutsu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese), Janine Harouni (English)
-->Designed by: Takeshi Nogami

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Chroma Katana

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[[folder:Newt ''(Nyutsu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese), Janine Harouni (English)
-->Designed by: Takeshi Nogami

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Chroma Katana
[[folder:Niranira]]

An auditor from Argentum's Intelligence Division, who has been following Bana's illicit dealings.




* {{BFS}}: Played with. Her extra arms are gigantic and scale up any weapon they get their hands on to their size. Her usual katana dwarfs the Aegis when she uses it, but when wielded by a Driver it's one of the smallest blades in the game.
* CurbStompBattle: When she expresses concern that Gormott's ardainite garrison does not seem up to par in skills or training, the captain tells her not to worry, for their strength lies in their Titan superweapons. Her reaction is to request a one-on-one duel with the Alrest equivalent of a large tank, and promptly wreck it in one hit (via CatchAndReturn, no less). The soldiers get the message.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: There's a huge, blinking eye on the back of her head.
* {{FanGirl}}: Of military stuff in general and ships in particular.
* HotBlooded: Newt is intense. There's really no other word.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her side quest makes it increasingly clear that even with all the love she has for the army, she would make a ''terrible'' soldier. Her first reflex when facing any hardship is to run in and crush it with all her might, and is often gone before anyone can tell her to calm down. It only works because might is something she has in spades. By the end, she has the respect of the entire ardainite army, and even Emperor Niall himself is praising her strength... and also pleading her to stop rushing in like that before she gets herself killed (which would be crushing to the soldiers who now see her as a beloved hero).
* MeaningfulName: Newts are a subfamily of Salamanders, which were believed to have been born of fire.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Comes with two huge extra arms that float around her. They're FloatingLimbs but still act like they're connected to her body (though their shoulders are at head level).
* TopHeavyGuy: Her body is normally proportioned, except for the two extra arms that are humongous. In her intro, she can do push-ups no problem, but falls over when she does a sit-up.

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\n* {{BFS}}: Played with. Her extra arms are gigantic ForensicAccounting: Niranira is an auditor, and scale up any weapon they get their hands on has tracked Bana's money to their size. Her usual katana dwarfs the Aegis when she uses it, but when wielded by a Driver it's one Mor Ardain.
* RankUp: Following Bana's deposal, Niranira is enstated as Acting Chairman
of the smallest blades in Argentum Trade Guild and attends the game.
summit of leaders.
* CurbStompBattle: When she expresses concern ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even before becoming the new Argentum chairman, he handles authority with efficiency and reason.
* RedHerring: There are a number of shots
that Gormott's ardainite garrison does not seem up to par in skills or training, the captain tells her not to worry, for their strength lies in their Titan superweapons. Her reaction is to request a one-on-one duel with the Alrest equivalent of a large tank, and promptly wreck it in one hit (via CatchAndReturn, no less). The soldiers get the message.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: There's a huge, blinking eye on the back of her head.
* {{FanGirl}}: Of military stuff in general and ships in particular.
* HotBlooded: Newt is intense. There's really no other word.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her side quest makes it increasingly clear
suggest that even with all he's a spy when the love she has gang enters Mor Ardain's capital city. Turns out he was monitoring them for the army, she would make a ''terrible'' soldier. Her first reflex when facing any hardship is to run in sake of good. Lampshaded by Dromarch.
* VocalDissonance: Has an uncharacteristically deep
and crush it with all her might, and is often gone before anyone can tell her to calm down. It only works because might is something she has in spades. By the end, she has the respect of the entire ardainite army, and even Emperor Niall himself is praising her strength... and also pleading her to stop rushing in like that before she gets herself killed (which would be crushing to the soldiers who now see her as a beloved hero).
* MeaningfulName: Newts are a subfamily of Salamanders, which were believed to have been born of fire.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Comes with two huge extra arms that float around her. They're FloatingLimbs but still act like they're connected to her body (though their shoulders are at head level).
* TopHeavyGuy: Her body is normally proportioned, except
stoic tone for the two extra arms that are humongous. In her intro, she can do push-ups no problem, but falls over when she does a sit-up.Nopon.



[[folder:Nim ''(Uka)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/MaoIchimichi (Japanese), Caitlin Thorburn (English)
-->Designed by: Nakaba Higurashi

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves

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[[folder:Nim ''(Uka)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/MaoIchimichi (Japanese), Caitlin Thorburn (English)
-->Designed by: Nakaba Higurashi

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves
[[folder:Pupunin]]
A worker for the Argentum Guild.




* FantasticRacism: She has a low opinion of Mor Ardain, as she finds their exploitation of nature to be abhorrent. Throughout her sidequest, she often assumes Mor Ardain is up to no good.
* LittleBitBeastly: Has animal limbs and nose.
* MartialPacifist: Non-violent to the point that she's been known to attempt to reason with monsters, but when the talking obviously fails she gets pissed and starts punching. Hard.
* MultipleHeadCase: She has what appear to be two pet foxes, and they seem to be sentient... but they actually grow out of her back.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She's able to communicate with [[FantasticFoxes Phonexes]]. Nim also tries to speak to a large Antol in Temperantia during her side quest to free the Phonexes it has in its captivity, but that goes with as much success as you'd think speaking to a wild non sentient beast would go.

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\n* FantasticRacism: She has ButtMonkey: This guy can't catch a low opinion of Mor Ardain, as she finds their exploitation of nature break. First, he's sent by Bana to be abhorrent. Throughout her sidequest, she often assumes Mor Ardain is up to no good.
* LittleBitBeastly: Has animal limbs and nose.
* MartialPacifist: Non-violent to
keep an eye on Rex onboard the point that she's been known to attempt to reason with monsters, but when the talking obviously fails she gets pissed and starts punching. Hard.
* MultipleHeadCase: She has what appear to be two pet foxes, and they seem to be sentient... but they actually grow out of her back.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She's able to communicate with [[FantasticFoxes Phonexes]]. Nim also tries to speak to a large Antol in Temperantia
Maelstrom, during her which it was supposed to crash in order to reap the benefits from its insurance (and Bana's livid that "[Pupunin] can't even die properly"), then much later, onboard the Ardainian battleship parked at Indol [[spoiler:the heroes (incorrectly) assume that the Tirkin cooks he hired were assassins and end up beating them up senseless, then exit to confront Bana, leaving Pupunin with a huge mess]]. On Percival's side quest to free quest, Pupunin's the Phonexes it has in its captivity, but next target for a group of assassins that goes with as much success as you'd think speaking to a wild non sentient beast would go.
the former is tracking.



[[folder:Perceval ''(Vasara)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/{{KENN}} (Japanese), Kerry Shale (English)
-->Designed by: Yasushi Suzuki

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Chroma Katana

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[[folder:Perceval ''(Vasara)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/{{KENN}} (Japanese), Kerry Shale (English)
-->Designed by: Yasushi Suzuki

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Chroma Katana
[[folder:Tatazo]]
Tora's dadapon.




* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being of the Darkness element, looking like a demon and being a ruthless assassin, he is very heroic.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Believes that letting his foes spend the rest of their lives locked away for their crimes is far worse a fate than just killing them, as his old nemesis finds out the hard way.
* IWorkAlone: When the party tracks down a doctor and his primary accomplice in a fraud scam, Perceval immediately rushes ahead of the party to subdue them both for the Ardanian authorities to take into custody. He then promptly ignores the party's concerns about working on matters like that together, and arranges for Merc Missions where he personally doles out justice to others he determined to be involved in a similar fashion. Of course, while Perceval must be the leader of any teams you send out for these missions, you can still back him up with other Blades.
* KnightErrant: His desire is to punish evildoers wherever they may be.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Although he was a ruthless assassin in his previous incarnation, this instance of Perceval has sworn to never take a human life in his duties.
* UnstableEquilibrium: Every time he defeats an enemy his power increases. This can often encourage the player to take down hordes of enemies to reap this bonus.

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\n* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being of DirtyOldMan: Like his son and dadapon, Tatazo's motives for making Poppi and Lila are less than pure, especially when it comes to the Darkness element, looking like a demon and being a ruthless assassin, he is very heroic.
optional features.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Believes DudeWheresMyRespect: He gets no respect from Lila, noting that letting his foes spend the rest of their lives locked away for their crimes is far worse a fate than just killing them, as his old nemesis finds whenever she throws out the hard way.
trash, she throws ''him'' out as well.
* IWorkAlone: When the party tracks down a doctor and InTheBlood: Tora inherited his primary accomplice in a fraud scam, Perceval immediately rushes ahead love of the party to subdue them both for the Ardanian authorities to take into custody. He then promptly ignores the party's concerns about working on matters like that together, and arranges for Merc Missions where he personally doles out justice to others he determined to be involved in a similar fashion. Of course, while Perceval must be the leader maids from him, who likewise inherited it from Soosoo.
* KidnappedScientist: A good portion
of any teams you send out for these missions, you can still back him up Chapter 4 is spent dealing with other Blades.
* KnightErrant: His desire is to punish evildoers wherever they may be.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Although he was a ruthless assassin in his previous incarnation, this instance of Perceval has sworn to never take a human life in his duties.
* UnstableEquilibrium: Every time he defeats an enemy his power increases. This can often encourage the player to take down hordes of enemies to reap this bonus.
who kidnapped him and why.



[[folder:Perun ''(Tokiha)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AmiKoshimizu (Japanese), Ria Lina (English)
-->Designed by: Takahiro Kimura

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance

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[[folder:Perun ''(Tokiha)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AmiKoshimizu (Japanese), Ria Lina (English)
-->Designed by: Takahiro Kimura

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance
[[folder:Soosoo]]
Tora's grampypon and Tatazo's dadapon.




* TheBait: During her personal quest, she suggests that she splits away from the main party to distract the kidnappers while Rex and company free all the children.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her panties are always visible. Her in-game art is the same as you see on this page, only in closer detail.
* ForGreatJustice: Much like Godfrey, she likes going on about smiting evil and fighting for justice.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Not the biggest bust in the game, but clearly the bounciest. All the more impressive when the rest of the cast is relatively subdued in that regard. (Takahiro Kimura [[AuthorAppeal is notorious for this sort of thing]]; how he goaded the 3D animators into doing it, though, that's anyone's guess.)
* OfCorsetsSexy: Her outfit includes a blue corset.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: You'll need to exploit this to complete her chart, since she has at least one Affinity Node that requires using her exclusive skill, Chivalry, in Merc Missions.
* {{Underboobs}}: She's basically got an inverse CleavageWindow going on that shows the underside of her bouncy chest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hers is a long silver ponytail with a bluish glow at the end.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She sports this along with her DangerouslyShortSkirt.

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\n* TheBait: During her personal quest, she suggests that she splits away from the main party to distract the kidnappers while Rex and company free all the children.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her panties are always visible. Her in-game art is the same as you see on this page, only in closer detail.
* ForGreatJustice: Much like Godfrey, she likes going on about smiting evil and fighting for justice.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Not the biggest bust
DirtyOldMan: Spent most of his time locked in the game, but clearly the bounciest. All the more impressive when the rest of the cast is relatively subdued in that regard. (Takahiro Kimura [[AuthorAppeal is notorious for this sort of thing]]; how he goaded the 3D animators into doing it, though, family's lab. When Rex praises his dedication, Tora corrects him: that's anyone's guess.)
where he kept his PornStash.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Her outfit includes a blue corset.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: You'll need to exploit this to complete her chart, since she
MadScientist: Tora has at least one Affinity Node that requires using her exclusive skill, Chivalry, in Merc Missions.
fond memories of Soosoo leaning over blueprints and cackling maniacally.
* {{Underboobs}}: She's basically got an inverse CleavageWindow going on that shows PosthumousCharacter: Dies prior to the underside start of her bouncy chest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hers is a long silver ponytail with a bluish glow at
the end.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She sports this along with her DangerouslyShortSkirt.
game.



[[folder:Praxis ''(Mikumari)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaneSakura (Japanese), Rebecca Kiser (English)
-->Designed by: CHOCO

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance

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[[folder:Praxis ''(Mikumari)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaneSakura (Japanese), Rebecca Kiser (English)
-->Designed by: CHOCO

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance
[[folder:Lila ''(Kiku)'']]
An artificial Blade created by Toras grampypon Soosoo and dadapon Tatazo.




* TheAtoner: After their reincarnation by the heroes, her and Theory's personal side quest involves them atoning for their criminal Core Crystal Hunter past to the people of Fonsa Myma.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Her artwork has her leaning forward to show her butt and bending her spine backwards to show her boobs. It's not the same pose as Theory's, but it gets the same effect, and it still looks like she's trying to herniate about 8 discs.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In her and Theory's personal side quest, "Theory and Praxis," there is a mini quest that has the group find a bully in Uraya and retrieve something he stole from another kid. Praxis "threatens" to unleash her "Eye of Shining Justice" on the bully unless he behaves. Zeke then admits that her EyepatchOfPower is cooler than his.
* EyepatchOfPower: She and Theory sport eyepatches on opposite eyes, and they were both powerful thieves making lives miserable for Alrest before their defeat and reincarnation.
* GenkiGirl: Has a personality as bubbly as her appearance.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Despite having a [[GenkiGirl girly]] personality and even having the Girls' Talk skill, many characters note that some of Praxis's habits don't really show her being girly. Theory mentions that Praxis is horrible with housework in their combined side quest. In Kora's side quest, both she and Mythra are hesitant to have Praxis judge them on their "Girl Power" (provided she's also active in the party during the side quest to have her part) because some things they list off on Praxis not being girly include her being a messy eater and diving into the bathtub; Praxis storms off insulted.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Theory, whether as former Core Crystal hunters or under the custody of the heroes. For the latter, Praxis tries to be a CoolBigSis to the cold Theory due to their similarities and past history.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sending her into battle against giant bug enemies will cause her to freak out and request an exterminator.

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\n* TheAtoner: After their reincarnation BareFistedMonk: She's a Martial Artist, as shown by her boss fight.
* DisneyDeath: Ceases functioning after using
the heroes, last of her and Theory's personal side quest involves them atoning for their criminal Core Crystal Hunter past power to the people of Fonsa Myma.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Her artwork has her leaning forward to show her butt and bending her spine backwards to show her boobs. It's not the same pose as Theory's, but it gets the same effect, and it still looks like
jump-start Poppi's ether furnace properly. Of course, she's trying to herniate about 8 discs.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In
a robot, and her and Theory's personal side quest, "Theory and Praxis," there creator is a mini quest that has the group find a bully in Uraya and retrieve something he stole from another kid. Praxis "threatens" to unleash her "Eye of Shining Justice" on the bully unless he behaves. Zeke then admits that her EyepatchOfPower is cooler than his.
right there. Tatazo simply repairs her.
* EyepatchOfPower: She and Theory sport eyepatches on opposite eyes, and they were both powerful thieves making lives miserable for Alrest before their defeat and reincarnation.
* GenkiGirl: Has a personality as bubbly as her appearance.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak:
FlawedPrototype: Despite having a [[GenkiGirl girly]] personality and even having the Girls' Talk skill, many characters note that some of Praxis's habits don't really show her being girly. Theory mentions that Praxis of mostly superior quality to Poppi's default configuration, her Ether Furnace is horrible with housework in their combined side quest. In Kora's side quest, both only Tatazo's inferior replication of his dadapon's work, meaning Poppi is capable of matching her power output without her own Furnace working at full power.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Despite being reprogrammed to ignore Tatazo,
she rips out the control device implanted in her to defy Bana and Mythra are hesitant honor her creators.
* JetPack: Has one on her back.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit.
* ServileSnarker: While she's much more polite
to have Praxis judge them on their "Girl Power" (provided her creator's face than Poppi, she's also active in a lot more passive-aggressive. The example given is that she frequently classifies Tatazo as household waste and attempts to throw him out with the party during garbage.
* SuperPrototype: Lila was
the side quest to have her part) because original creation of Soosoo, Tatazo, and some things they list off on Praxis not being girly include aid from Tora. Unlike Poppi, she has her being a messy eater and diving into full capabilities brought forth from the bathtub; Praxis storms off insulted.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Theory, whether as former Core Crystal hunters or under the custody of the heroes. For the latter, Praxis tries to be a CoolBigSis
start thanks to the cold Theory due to their similarities and past history.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sending
genius of Soosoo. Subverted though when it turns out her into battle against giant bug enemies will cause her Ether Furnace is an inferior attempt to freak out and request an exterminator.
copy Poppi's. She claims to still be superior when she recognizes Poppi's Ether Furnace is not operating at full capacity, but [[spoiler: Poppi still [[CurbStompBattle crushes her]] one-on-one following the second fight with her.]]



[[folder:Sheba ''(Rinne)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AriOzawa (Japanese), Naomi [=McDonald=] (English)
-->Designed by: F. Parsley

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon

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[[folder:Sheba ''(Rinne)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AriOzawa (Japanese), Naomi [=McDonald=] (English)
-->Designed by: F. Parsley

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon
[[folder:The Kingpin - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
!!Don Dondon
Bana's dadapon and leader of the Lindwurm Anti-Ardanian organization.




* BadassGay: She wants an 'entourage' of beautiful women, her Affinity Tree has multiple nodes that are filled out by recruiting, fighting alongside or talking to women, and her weapon is an enormous cannon.
* BathingBeauty: She spends about 90% of the time in her flying bathtub drinking tea, [[AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub which she uses to travel everywhere]], and [[NonNudeBathing her outfit is a fancy bathing suit]]. Also, one of her attacks involves [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming]] the [[ImprovisedWeapon bathtub]] into her enemies, thus playing with CantBatheWithoutAWeapon and inverting DeadlyBath.
* CashGate: Her powers and abilities revolve around amassing as much wealth as possible, and you need to donate over 1,000,000 G into her personal coffers in order to fully power her up. [[spoiler:Fortunately, you can recoup some of the initial cost of acquiring her core crystal by talking to the merchant again after resonating with her, thanks to an oath sworn by said merchant's grandfather.]]
* DiscOneNuke: She's considered pretty good as far as Ether Cannon Blades go, and she'd have to be to be worth 500,000 G just to get her Core Crystal (let alone the cash needed to access higher tiers of her Affinity Chart). That said, by exploiting the Salvage mechanic, you can buy her, and access her entire Affinity Chart, as early as Chapter 4 (or even 3, if you're extremely patient).
* FailedASpotCheck: She gets swindled out of the 1 million G you invested in her by buying an island in the Leftherean Archipelago with the promise of a beautiful mansion overlooking a large beach. Her illusion is shattered only when she finally opens her eyes on the island.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: She lists Pandoria among her Entourage in the ''Sheba's Dream'' Heart-To-Heart. That said, it can be viewed before Zeke and Pandoria become party members.
* GlassCannon: A trait she shares with Ether Cannons in general, but it's predictably pronounced with Sheba's low defense and high attack modifiers. Her aggro-reduction passives are necessary for keeping her Driver out of the firing line, since they won't last long under direct attack.
* HaremSeeker: The English script merely uses Entourage as a thinly-veiled euphemism, but in Japanese, Sheba is loud and proud about wanting a harem, right up to using the actual word to Pyra's face.
* TheHedonist: Her dream is a fabulous banquet with a harem of beautiful women.
* IdleRich: Floats around in a giant bathtub made of water.
* IncompatibleOrientation: She's a LipstickLesbian, and wishes for a harem of beautiful women. That said, the female party members with an explicit sexual preference tend to be straight.
* LipstickLesbian: She constantly seeks female companionship on and off the battlefield, sees men as servants to be used rather than romantically pursued, and makes suspiciously sexual advances on just about every woman in the party. In her personal Heart-To-Heart, she wishes to hold a banquette where she lists off every last female character in the main cast as her guest list. In the Japanese script, her orientation and goals are stated outright, while in the English script her being solely attracted to women is kept mainly ambiguous but is still outright pointed out in a Heart-To-Heart with Mythra and Kora.
* LandmarkSale: She gets swindled by a Nopon who sells her an island in the Leftherean Archipelago. She was promised a huge island complete with a mansion, but only realizes the scam when everyone points out the dinky little island to her.
* MakingASplash: Has the water element, and is shown to be able to control water telekineticly. The merchant who sold her core crystal even comments about the bathtub made of water that she floats around in.
* MegaTwintails: They end in large points resembling conch shells.
* [[MegatonPunch Megaton Kick]]: Performs one during her sidequest. [[https://i.imgur.com/mBjVSwf.gif That poor, poor Nopon...]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: She's almost completely human-like except for the elongated fish tail (which would make up the entire lower body of any other merfolk) behind her legs.
* PunnyName: Her Squad Name is "Royal Teas", which does describe her fondness of drinking tea while bathing, but it also sounds like "Royal Tease" or "royalties", both of which hint at her GoldDigger personality.
* RichBitch: Downplayed. Almost everything she says revolves around making money or holding banquettes, but she doesn't actively look down upon the less fortunate or try to make herself the center of attention in any malicious way. She's actually quite friendly, offers to buy gifts to her female companions, and has an unshakeable sense of justice to help any female in immediate need. It's only during her final quest, "Fool's Gold" that she treats Rex, Tora, and Zeke as servants.
* RoyalWe: As to emphasize her royal status, she addresses herself as more than one person.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: She has a more refined vocabulary fitting of her "royal" stature than most.
-->'''Sheba:''' We shan't know unless we try. Come, let us perambulate and look for suspicious individuals.
* SweetTooth: Really enjoys her tea time and desserts are among her favorite pouch items.

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\n* BadassGay: She wants an 'entourage' of beautiful women, her Affinity Tree has multiple nodes ArcVillain: Of the Brionac/Lindwurm sidequest arc that are filled out by recruiting, fighting alongside or talking to women, and her weapon starts with ''We Meet Again''.
* BonusBoss: Takes the original Bana's place as the strongest sidequest boss in the game.
* CallBack:
** Dondon
is an enormous cannon.
* BathingBeauty: She spends about 90%
this to, ironically, [[XenobladeChronicles the original Bana]], being a regular-sized nopon kingpin fought riding a flying enemy after a long sidequest chain.
** Zadazan is named after Zazadan, one
of the time in her flying bathtub drinking tea, [[AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub which she uses to travel everywhere]], and [[NonNudeBathing her outfit is a fancy bathing suit]]. Also, one of her attacks involves [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming]] original Bana's pawns, but his role as the [[ImprovisedWeapon bathtub]] into her enemies, thus playing with CantBatheWithoutAWeapon and inverting DeadlyBath.
* CashGate: Her powers and abilities revolve around amassing as much wealth as possible, and you need to donate over 1,000,000 G into her personal coffers in order to fully power her up. [[spoiler:Fortunately, you can recoup some
penultimate villain of the initial cost arc brings to mind fellow pawn Dedeba.
* CigarChomper: One
of acquiring her core crystal by talking his distinguishing traits is a cigar in his mouth at all times, even when he's running on the wheel with Bana.
* TheDragon:
** Common Blade Akatsuki serves as his first, manipulating Brionac into fulfilling his wishes.
** Zadazan, another Nopon, is his second after the death of Akatsuki's Driver, and is fought right before Don Dondon himself.
** Bana also turns out to be another one unrelated
to the merchant again after resonating with her, thanks others. His role is to an oath sworn by said merchant's grandfather.]]
build up Argentum, which will weaken Mor Ardain in return.
* DiscOneNuke: She's considered pretty good as far as Ether Cannon Blades go, TheManBehindTheMan: Akatsuki, Zadazan, and she'd have to be to be worth 500,000 G just to get her Core Crystal (let alone the cash needed to access higher tiers of her Affinity Chart). That said, by exploiting the Salvage mechanic, you can buy her, and access her entire Affinity Chart, as early as Chapter 4 (or even 3, if you're extremely patient).
* FailedASpotCheck: She gets swindled out of the 1 million G you invested in her by buying an island in the Leftherean Archipelago with the promise of a beautiful mansion overlooking a large beach. Her illusion is shattered only when she finally opens her eyes on the island.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: She lists Pandoria among her Entourage in the ''Sheba's Dream'' Heart-To-Heart. That said, it can be viewed before Zeke and Pandoria become party members.
* GlassCannon: A trait she shares with Ether Cannons in general, but it's predictably pronounced with Sheba's low defense and high attack modifiers. Her aggro-reduction passives are necessary for keeping her Driver out of the firing line, since they won't last long under direct attack.
* HaremSeeker: The English script merely uses Entourage as a thinly-veiled euphemism, but in Japanese, Sheba is loud and proud about wanting a harem, right up to using the actual word to Pyra's face.
* TheHedonist: Her dream is a fabulous banquet with a harem of beautiful women.
* IdleRich: Floats around in a giant bathtub made of water.
* IncompatibleOrientation: She's a LipstickLesbian, and wishes for a harem of beautiful women. That said, the female party
Bana were all members with an explicit sexual preference tend to be straight.
* LipstickLesbian: She constantly seeks female companionship on and off the battlefield, sees men
of Lindwurm under him. Argentum under Bana as servants to be used rather than romantically pursued, and makes suspiciously sexual advances on just about every woman a whole is also a piece in the party. In her personal Heart-To-Heart, she wishes to hold a banquette where she lists off every last female character in the main cast as her guest list. In the Japanese script, her orientation and goals are stated outright, while in the English script her being solely attracted to women is kept mainly ambiguous but is still outright pointed out in a Heart-To-Heart with Mythra and Kora.
* LandmarkSale: She gets swindled by a Nopon who sells her an island in the Leftherean Archipelago. She was promised a huge island complete with a mansion, but only realizes the scam when everyone points out the dinky little island to her.
* MakingASplash: Has the water element, and is shown to be able to control water telekineticly. The merchant who sold her core crystal even comments about the bathtub made of water that she floats around in.
* MegaTwintails: They end in large points resembling conch shells.
* [[MegatonPunch Megaton Kick]]: Performs one during her sidequest. [[https://i.imgur.com/mBjVSwf.gif That poor, poor Nopon...]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: She's almost completely human-like except for the elongated fish tail (which would make up the entire lower body of any other merfolk) behind her legs.
taking down Mor Ardain.
* PunnyName: Her Squad Name His name is "Royal Teas", which does describe her fondness of drinking tea while bathing, but it an obvious play on don, a common title for mafia bosses that he also sounds like "Royal Tease" or "royalties", both of which hint at her GoldDigger personality.
has before his actual name.
* RichBitch: Downplayed. Almost everything she says revolves around making money or holding banquettes, but she doesn't actively look down upon UnwittingPawn: Downplayed with Bana. While the less fortunate or try to make herself the center of attention in any malicious way. She's actually quite friendly, offers to buy gifts to her female companions, two genuinely care for each other and has an unshakeable sense Bana willingly helped his father, talking to Zadazan at Dondon's office after Lindwurm is taken care of justice to help any female in immediate need. It's only during her final quest, "Fool's Gold" reveals that she treats Rex, Tora, and Zeke as servants.
* RoyalWe: As
Don Dondon had Zadazan forge the letters from Bana's mother, who had walked out years ago, to emphasize her royal status, she addresses herself as more than one person.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: She has a more refined vocabulary fitting of her "royal" stature than most.
-->'''Sheba:''' We shan't know unless we try. Come, let us perambulate and look for suspicious individuals.
* SweetTooth: Really enjoys her tea time and desserts are among her favorite pouch items.
keep Bana focused on Argentum.



[[folder:Theory ''(Seori)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi (Japanese), Sarah Borges (English)
-->Designed by: CHOCO

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Chroma Katana

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[[folder:Theory ''(Seori)'']]
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! Gormott

[[folder:Dughall]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi (Japanese), Sarah Borges (English)
-->Designed by: CHOCO

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Chroma Katana
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The corrupt Ardainian consul of Gormott and ally of Bana.




* TheAtoner: After their reincarnation by the heroes, her and Praxis's personal side quest involves them atoning for their criminal Core Crystal Hunter past to the people of Fonsa Myma. However, Theory is not as enthused as Praxis in rebuilding their reputations, believing there's no point, but eventually warms up to the idea.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Her official art shows her in this pose.
* EyepatchOfPower: She and Praxis sport eyepatches on opposite eyes, and they were both powerful thieves making lives miserable for Alrest before their defeat and reincarnation.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Praxis, to the point that the old Theory wanted Praxis to rejoin the Core Crystal hunters once Praxis is reawakened by the heroes, but [[spoiler:kills off her own Driver so that Rex and the others would have her Core Crystal instead]]. Upon her reawakening to the side of good, Theory is distant from everyone, but does warm back up to Praxis eventually due to Praxis promising to remember the friendship they were meant to have.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Theory wants Praxis back so much that she tries to make her remember her old life, and eventually leads Praxis' new Driver into a fight with her Driver. [[spoiler:When Praxis refuses to become a criminal like she was before, Theory removes the person she sees as getting in their way of being together again, her own Driver.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: After being reawakened by the heroes as a new Blade, Theory has a bit of a distant icy demeanor, befitting an ice-element Blade. She's even reluctant to be close to Praxis despite the fact that they were a team previously as the Core Crystal Hunters. However, she does warm up to Praxis and the others upon doing their combined side quest and even calls her "Big Sis" at times.
* WhenSheSmiles: As noted at the end of her and Praxis's shared sidequest, her being able to smile naturally is a very good look for her.

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\n* TheAtoner: AuthorityInNameOnly: Subverted. While he's completely aware his post is just [[ReassignedToAntarctica getting him out of the way]] and he permits things like insane delivery fees for merchants (since he gets a cut), he did actually do his job keeping the town guard in order. After he's deposed, [[RealityEnsues racial tensions flare and the militia is stretched to breaking point keeping the city running]]. Lampshaded later when the party is shocked to hear his administration might have been doing the occupied city some good.
* CorruptPolitician: Is the corrupt Ardanian consul of Gormott and is an ally of one of the villains: Bana.
* DirtyCoward: Hides behind his Blade rather than face Rex and the crew directly.
* FantasticRacism: When called out on using his Blade as a living shield, he states that he does not care about Blades' feelings, and mocks the protagonists for doing so. Notably averted regarding the province he was governing, though. He's never seen talking to the locals, but he doesn't go out of his way to insult the Gormotti either, and he was actually keeping military bigots in line (although he often refers to the city/province itself as a "flea-bitten backwater").
* {{Gonk}}: He's quite portly, has got a disproportionately big mouth, a big nose, a heavy brow and a gaudy mustache. Among the human cast, he's one of the uglier ones.
* SissyVillain: Has very...campy poses when he talks to people.
* SmugSnake: Dughall's absolutely full of himself, and acts like more of a bigshot than he really is. Naturally, Rex kicks his ass.
* StarterVillain: Is the first major boss the protagonists face, and disappears from the plot without fanfare after a single defeat.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While Bana gets frustrated when he states
their reincarnation dealings on open channels that Indol can overhear, even Dughall finds Captain Padraig to be a moron for not knowing the color of emerald. Even moreso with the fact Padraig never even informs him Brighid was there when they encountered the Aegis, leaving Dughall surprised when Mòrag and Brighid mention her.
* UncertainDoom: After he's defeated, he's mentioned as being deposed. It isn't clear if this means he was killed
by the heroes, her party in his boss fight, or if he survived the fight, but the Ardainian Empire stripped him of his power and Praxis's personal side quest involves them atoning had him tried for their criminal his illegal activity. His Blade not reverting to its Core Crystal Hunter past on-screen after he is knocked out makes his exact fate more ambiguous.
* WarmupBoss: As capstone
to the people of Fonsa Myma. However, Theory is not as enthused as Praxis in rebuilding their reputations, believing there's no point, but eventually warms up to first real "dungeon" the idea.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Her official art shows her in this pose.
* EyepatchOfPower: She and Praxis sport eyepatches on opposite eyes, and they were both powerful thieves making lives miserable for Alrest before their defeat and reincarnation.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Praxis, to
player completes, he's pretty plainly just a punching bag so the point that player can understand the old Theory wanted Praxis to rejoin the Core Crystal hunters once Praxis is reawakened by the heroes, but [[spoiler:kills off her own Driver so that Rex and the others would have her Core Crystal instead]]. Upon her reawakening to the side of good, Theory is distant from everyone, but does warm back up to Praxis eventually due to Praxis promising to remember the friendship they were meant to have.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Theory wants Praxis back so much that she tries to make her remember her old life, and eventually leads Praxis' new Driver into a fight
Blade combo mechanic, with her Driver. [[spoiler:When Praxis refuses an annoying Blowdown attack to become a criminal like she was before, Theory removes the person she sees as getting in their way of being together again, her own Driver.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: After being reawakened by the heroes as a new Blade, Theory has a bit of a distant icy demeanor, befitting an ice-element Blade. She's even reluctant to be close to Praxis despite the fact that they were a team previously as the Core Crystal Hunters. However, she does warm up to Praxis and the others upon doing their combined side quest and even calls her "Big Sis" at times.
* WhenSheSmiles: As noted at the end of her and Praxis's shared sidequest, her being able to smile naturally is a very good look for her.
show how useful seals can be.



[[folder:Ursula ''(Nanakoori)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaHidaka (Japanese), Phillipa Alexander (English)
-->Designed by: Risa Ebata

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves

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!Mor Adain

[[folder:Emperor Niall ''(Nefei)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaHidaka Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Phillipa Alexander (English)
-->Designed by: Risa Ebata

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves
Daniel Buckley (English)

The Emperor of Mor Ardain. Partnered with the Blade Aegaeon.




* ActionPet: Her polar bear, Beary, battles alongside her.
* BearyFriendly: {{Pun}} aside, Ursula's polar bear is nice and quiet like her, but also does most of the fighting with his claws.
* MagikarpPower: Filling out her affinity chart requires one to send her on an absurd amount of mercenary missions. However, this leads to her filling out most of her chart on her own. She also learns great healing skills, such as healing good chunks of each party member's HP just by switching in.
* MundaneUtility: Thanks to the base length of her merc missions being only 10 minutes, they happen to be the most efficient way of filling out other Blades' affinity charts.
* MythologyGag: At the end of a battle, Ursula might sing a few notes of a tune she came up with, which sounds like it came from ''[[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Engage the Enemy]]''. Rex picks up on it and hums it himself.
* ShrinkingViolet: Despite her natural talent as a singer and musician, her crippling shyness and fear of attention make fulfilling her dreams of stardom an uphill task.

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\n* ActionPet: Her polar bear, Beary, battles alongside her.
AChildShallLeadThem: He looks close to Rex's age.
* BearyFriendly: {{Pun}} aside, Ursula's polar bear DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Does die for a short time after shielding the protagonists from Bana's bomb, as shown by Aegaeon returning to his Core Crystal, but fortunately is nice quickly revived by Nia]].
* TheGoodKing: Is loved
and quiet like her, but also does most respected by his people and he tries to do his best to solve the problem of the fighting with his claws.
dying Mor Adain Titan without bloodshed.
* MagikarpPower: Filling out her affinity chart requires one to send her on an absurd amount of mercenary missions. However, this leads to her filling out most of her chart on her own. She also learns great healing skills, such as healing good chunks of each party member's HP just by switching in.
* MundaneUtility: Thanks to
HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Puts himself in the base length of her merc missions being only 10 minutes, they happen to be the most efficient way of filling out other Blades' affinity charts.
Bana's last ditch bomb so that Aegaeon can protect everyone else]].
* MythologyGag: At InadequateInheritor: [[spoiler:In a meeting with Mòrag after the end of a battle, Ursula might sing a few notes of a tune she came up with, which sounds like it came from ''[[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Engage the Enemy]]''. Rex picks up on it and hums it himself.
* ShrinkingViolet: Despite her natural talent
peace talks he refuses to take back Aegaeon's Core Crystal, feeling that he failed as a singer Driver, being unable to save himself along with everyone else and musician, her crippling shyness and fear decides that is better for his cousin Mòrag to keep hold of attention make fulfilling her dreams of stardom an uphill task.
it]].



[[folder:Vale ''(Mei)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi (Japanese), Jessica Preddy (English)
-->Designed by: Yasuomi Umetsu

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance

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-->Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese), Jessica Preddy (English)
-->Designed by: Yasuomi Umetsu

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance
Chris Ragland (English)

Emperor Niall's Blade and bodyguard.




* DarkIsNotEvil: She may be a darkness-element Blade with the demeanor of a rebellious and indifferent teenager, Vale does value the bonds she shares with her Driver and friends.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very sarcastic and acerbic, but she means well.
* {{Goth}}: Very much so. With that said, while she likes to talk a lot about darkness and witches and similar topics, she draws the line at actual meddling with the forces of evil. Her sidequest deals with getting rid of a Nopon ''satanic cult'' attempting to summon demons into this world.
* NotAMorningPerson: It takes Pyra's threatening to reveal Vale's secrets to the party to get her to wake up in the morning.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Outside of battles, she specializes in weaving textiles. She can create her own textiles after speaking to the old woman in charge of the textile store in Fonsett Village.

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\n* DarkIsNotEvil: She may be a darkness-element Blade with AceCustom: Aegaeon looks much like the demeanor missing link between Common Blades and Rares, being essentially a much more ornate version of a rebellious and indifferent teenager, Vale does value the bonds she shares with her Driver and friends.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very sarcastic and acerbic, but she means well.
* {{Goth}}: Very much so. With that said, while she likes to talk a lot about darkness and witches and similar topics, she draws the line at actual meddling with the forces of evil. Her sidequest deals with getting rid of a Nopon ''satanic cult'' attempting to summon demons into this world.
* NotAMorningPerson: It takes Pyra's threatening to reveal Vale's secrets to the party to get her to wake up in the morning.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Outside of battles, she specializes in weaving textiles. She can create her own textiles after speaking to the old woman in charge
Common. He's also one of the textile store in Fonsett Village.
only story-related Blades, playable or not, whose weapon is of an existing type rather than unique.
* AncestralWeapon: Like with Brighid he has been passed down the Mor Adain royal bloodline.
* FailureKnight: Laments that he has become this after his failure to [[spoiler:save the life of Emperor Niall. Luckily, thanks to Nia, Emperor Niall survives. However, the current Aegaeon has no memory of his past self and Emperor Niall prohibits Aegaeon from accessing his past records, though he hears rumors about the incident. Brigid reassures to him that Emperor Niall simply wishes that he would use his strength to protect all of Alrest, rather than just him.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Wadatsumi" is one of the names for the Japanese God of Seas, [[JapaneseMythology born when Izanagi was washing himself clean of]] [[TheUnderworld Yomi's corruption]].



[[folder:Vess ''(Musubi)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Miki Takahashi (Japanese), Lucy Newman-Williams (English)
-->Designed by: Kia Asamiya

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball

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-->Voiced by: Miki Takahashi (Japanese), Lucy Newman-Williams (English)
-->Designed by: Kia Asamiya

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball
!Uraya

[[folder:Cole]]
A playwright who makes plays based on the Aegis War and an old mercenary comrade of Vandham.



* DubNameChange: Not just her, but her signature dish was renamed as well. Her specialty is making dumplings. That said, the "dumplings" are obviously Onigiri[=/=]Rice Balls. Well, at least they weren't called [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Jelly Doughnuts]].
* MeaningfulName: For only her original Japanese name. ''Omusubi'' is another name for her trademark onigiri. When the party first discovers her cooking specialty, no one is surprised.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Her face has very noticeably different proportions, with a large nose and broad eyes, in contrast to the {{Animesque}}-style the rest of the characters use. Kia Asamiya was after all mostly active during the late 80's/early 90's (see ''Manga/SilentMobius'' for instance) and his style still reflects this.
* ParentalSubstitute: After Mabon's wife passed away, she took on the role of being his kids' surrogate mother. Apparently, she was a great mother.
* TeamMom: She takes on this role upon joining the team. Even in Merc missions she tells the team that they have only 300G each for snacks.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves Fruity Rice Balls. Appropriately, her "dumplings" (actually Rice Balls) are her only, and best, dish.

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* DubNameChange: Not just her, but her signature dish was renamed as well. Her specialty is making dumplings. That said, BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:He got all the "dumplings" are obviously Onigiri[=/=]Rice Balls. Well, at least they weren't called [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Jelly Doughnuts]].
* MeaningfulName: For only her original Japanese name. ''Omusubi'' is another name for her trademark onigiri. When the party first discovers her cooking specialty, no one is surprised.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Her face has very noticeably different proportions, with a large nose and broad eyes, in contrast to the {{Animesque}}-style the rest of the characters use. Kia Asamiya was after all mostly active during the late 80's/early 90's (see ''Manga/SilentMobius'' for instance) and his style still reflects this.
* ParentalSubstitute: After Mabon's wife passed away, she took on the role
bad aspects of being a Flesh Eater Blade with none of the benefits. Aging, lack of power, and an inability to absorb required ether to live when in small amounts.]]
* MysteriousPast: Knows Pyra and Torna, but doesn't give anything specific on
his kids' surrogate mother. Apparently, she was a great mother.
past during his first meeting with Rex.
* TeamMom: She takes on this role upon joining TheReveal: [[spoiler:His real name is Minoth and he once fought in the team. Even Aegis War alongside Mythra and Azurda]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Due to Urayas less than ideal ether amount
in Merc missions she tells the team that they have only 300G each for snacks.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves Fruity Rice Balls. Appropriately, her "dumplings" (actually Rice Balls)
environment his dying body and health are her only, and best, dish.
significantly worsened by living there, shortening his lifespan significantly.]]



[[folder:Wulfric ''(Djikarao)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShunsukeTakeuchi (Japanese), Ronan Summers (English)
-->Designed by: Ryosuke Aiba

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance

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[[folder:Queen Raqura ''(Queen Ragert)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShunsukeTakeuchi Creator/MamiKoyama (Japanese), Ronan Summers (English)
-->Designed by: Ryosuke Aiba

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Megalance
Teresa Gallagher (English)

The Queen of Uraya.



* BadassBookworm: One of his favorite items types is literature.
* BerserkButton: Gets easily frustrated when people misunderstand him, which ends up just hurting his image more.
* TheBerserker: His fighting style involves a lot of wild swings from his lance and a lot of button mashing ActionCommands.
* ChestBlaster: His Level 2 Special which involves him firing a beam of earth energy from his chest.
* FaceOfAThug: He's a shy, super nice guy who happens to be the single most monstrous Blade in the game. He's trying to help people to improve his rep, but it's not working all too well when most think he's a monster.
* GentleGiant: Played with; off the battlefield, he is very much this trope, and is obviously uncomfortable with how people fear him just for his brutish looks. On the battlefield, however, he is just as vicious as his appearance suggests.
* HeelFaceTurn: He was the Blade of Elder Arachno who attacked the party but after the latter's defeat he joins the party.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: One of his goals so he can have a better reputation.
--> '''Wulfric''': "One day, I will make friends with everyone!"
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Is able to understand the speech of monsters. This allows him to solve the Gogol issue in his sidequest diplomatically. He was also formerly the Blade of the Elder Arachno in Uraya before Rex and his friends felled the creature.

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* BadassBookworm: One AdiposeRex: Is noticeably more rotund than her starving subjects, as a consequence of his favorite items types Uraya's social stratification.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite Uraya's tensions being at an all-time high with Mor Ardain, she
is literature.
* BerserkButton: Gets easily frustrated when
willing to accept that the recent unprovoked attack on her people misunderstand him, which ends up just hurting his image more.
* TheBerserker: His fighting style involves
was a lot of wild swings from his lance FalseFlagOperation after a little deliberation, and a lot of button mashing ActionCommands.
* ChestBlaster: His Level 2 Special which involves him firing a beam of earth energy from his chest.
* FaceOfAThug: He's a shy, super nice guy who happens to be the single most monstrous Blade in the game. He's trying to help people to improve his rep, but it's not working all too well when most think he's a monster.
* GentleGiant: Played with; off the battlefield, he is very much this trope, and is obviously uncomfortable
work out an agreement with how people fear him just for his brutish looks. On Mor Ardain.
* OutOfFocus: Much of
the battlefield, however, he exposition on Uraya is just as vicious as his done through Vandham. Raqura doesn't even make a proper appearance suggests.
* HeelFaceTurn: He was
until Chapter 6, well past the Blade of Elder Arachno who attacked point where the party but after has moved on from Uraya. [[spoiler:She does play a featured role in the latter's defeat he joins the party.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: One of his goals so he can have a better reputation.
--> '''Wulfric''': "One day, I will make friends with everyone!"
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Is able to understand the speech of monsters. This allows him to solve the Gogol issue in his sidequest diplomatically. He was also formerly the Blade of the Elder Arachno in Uraya before Rex and his friends felled the creature.
final Mercenary level-up mission, however]].



[[folder:Zenobia ''(Yaegiri)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese), Jessica Preddy (English)
-->Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe

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!Indol

[[folder:Amalthus ''(Marbeni)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyanaTaketatsu Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese), Jessica Preddy (English)
-->Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe
Corey Johnson (English)

The Praetor of Indol who effectively controls the nation through Core Crystals.




* ArrogantKungFuGuy: She doesn't actively boast about her power, but still makes sure everyone else knows about it through her desire to fight stronger opponents. However, Zenobia does claim that her axe is stronger than [[InfinityPlusOneSword KOS-MOS's]] firepower if both Blades are under the same Driver and the Driver switches to Zenobia during a fight.
--> '''Zenobia:''' [[BadassBoast "My axe beats KOS-MOS's firepower any day!"]]
* BadassArmfold: Her default pose, as shown in her artwork. She maintains her armfold almost all the time (in battle, out of battle, and even while swimming) as to emphasize her confidence.
* BadassBookworm: One of her favorite item types is literature.
* BloodKnight: She delights in battling strong enemies; all of her Affinity Chart requirements pertain to defeating Unique Monsters, and her personal Quest involves finding and unleashing a SealedEvilInACan just so that she can kick its ass.
* ChallengeSeeker: Oh yes. Most of her fights she just finds underwhelming, hence her endless quest to find actual rivals worthy of her. In gameplay all of her passive skills boost her power the more challenging the battle is (one activates when fighting bosses and Unique Monsters, one activates against higher-level enemies, and the last one increases the more enemies are in the current battle).
* CuteLittleFangs: Has a tiny protruding fang like Electra's, though hers is meant to appear wild more than childish.
* HotBlooded: Very much so, considering her desire to fight strong opponents at any moment.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When faced with what she finally considers a decent challenge (the aforementioned SealedEvilInACan, a giant monster with an absurdly strong HealingFactor), she decides to use her full power for one moment... and promptly [[ATwinkleInTheSky punts it into the stratosphere]]. Apparently going all out just feels ''good'' but it ends fights too quickly for her.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Her design is based off Fujin, the Shinto God of Wind.
* PhysicalGod: Not only is she, design-wise, based off [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C5%ABjin Fujin]], she's so incredibly powerful that, when she decides to go all out, the target of her full power instantly [[ATwinkleInTheSky pulls a Team Rocket]].
* PowerFloats: Floats slightly above the ground while in battle.
* TheRival: Considers herself as one to Mythra and wants to fight her if her Heart-to-Heart is any indication, but knows that she's no match against an Aegis.
* UnskilledButStrong: Unquestionably the strongest Blade in terms of raw physical power, but she's well aware that challenging people like Jin or Mythra would take more than pure strength. Too bad her plan to fix that is to get even stronger.
* WillfullyWeak: As much as she wants to go all out, she limits herself because, otherwise, fighting wouldn't be fun.

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\n* ArrogantKungFuGuy: She AGodAmI: He considers himself the chosen of the Architect. He's deluded himself into believing that the Architect's will aligns with his own, and eventually begins referring to his own ambitions as what the Architect wants him to do. He refuses to even entertain the idea that he is wrong or should change, believing he will lose who he is (or rather has deluded himself into being) if he does so.
* AchillesHeel: He is initially weak to ice as a boss. Jin finishes him by freezing Amalthus to absolute zero.
* AlasPoorVillain: His death has shades of this, as Zeke thinks back on a conversation he had with Amalthus after he had saved his life, remarking on how horribly sad he seemed to be, and pondering if this was as genuinely a part of Amalthus as the monster that they had just witnessed. In the end it can come across that Amalthus was as much a thoroughly broken person as he was evil.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Besides forcing an EnemyMine, his arrival at the World Tree conveniently results in the deaths of four-fifths of Torna as well as himself, thus ensuring our heroes don't have to stain their hands with sympathetic-villain blood.
* BarrierChangeBoss: In his boss fight, he can change his weakness with the move "Divine Robe".
* BeingEvilSucks: Make no mistake, Amalthus is not a remotely happy person, his delusions of following the Architect's will being perhaps the only thing that keeps him going.
* BigBad: Shares this role with Malos; Malos is the greater physical threat of the two, even with Amalthus's transformed state, but Amalthus is the one responsible for setting Malos on his way.
* BigDamnHeroes: Given who he ends up being, he has a surprisingly impressive example of this trope, as he gets between the two armies just in time to stop all out war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.
* ChurchMilitant: Is the leader of Indol and also an extremist who wants to carry out his perverted interpretation of the Architect's will at any cost.
* CombatTentacles: Has them in his OneWingedAngel form.
* TheCorrupter: As Malos' Driver, Malos' personality was formed from Amalthus's desires, turning him into an OmnicidalManiac driven only by Amalthus's darkest impulses.
* DespairEventHorizon: Healing a wounded man, only to later catch him in the act of murder, drove him far enough into despair that he was willing to ''climb all the way to space'' in order to demand some kind of explanation from the Architect. Not getting one is perhaps part of what pushed him right over the edge.
* EmbodimentOfVice: Sloth, primarily, as befitting the leader of the nation themed after that particular sin. Though he plays the role of peacekeeper between the other nations, his contentment with keeping the world reliant on his services means no actual change occurs. Taken to extremes once he shows his true colors, embodying the more despairing and nihilistic aspects of sloth; he would rather just destroy the world than try to improve it, and he refuses to change who he is or acknowledge change in others.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He sees the ghost of his deceased mother in his final moments. It was also her death over 500 years ago that served as his StartOfDarkness.
* FallenHero: His life story is essentially one long downward spiral, from a KnightInSourArmor to an OmnicidalManiac to finally just not caring about anything but his own power and prestige.
* GoodShepherd: In his youth, he was a genuinely benevolent priest who healed the sick and injured and protected the weak and downtrodden.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Patriarch Sergius]]. Both are {{Church Militant}}s who seek to use their respective god's power for nefarious means.
* FantasticRacism: He sees Blades as nothing more than tools to be used and discarded. Same for Titans. He wants the Architect's power in part to destroy both.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite coming off as wise and noble towards Rex and his friends, they were nothing more than a means for him to secure dominion over Alrest. He also drops all friendly pretenses on the way to Elysium with him and his soldiers attacking anyone in his way without giving them a chance.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother sacrificed herself when he was a young child as they were running from a soldier. He soon stumbled upon the soldiers' camp where he found his dead mother with eyes open and the soldiers asleep. Amalthus promptly snapped, hating the world as he picked up a large rock and smashed a soldier's head in. Not helping matters is that all his attempts at giving humanity another chance ended poorly, such as when a man whose wounds he had tended to went off and committed murder.
* TheHeavy: Everything that happens during the game can ultimately be traced back to him, and not just his bringing back the two Aegis cores from Elysium; he's also directly responsible for the formation of Torna with his post-war actions, his policies on Blades (Flesh Eaters and Blade Eaters) resulted in Nia and Zeke being able to join the party, and Indol's domineering presence over the other nations results in multiple bad outcomes for the party (Padraig moves to arrest Rex primarily because he's an unregistered Driver, Tantal believe themselves backed even further into a corner when Amalthus sends them an ultimatum and react poorly, etc.). Even the situation of the Titans dying out with no new ones to replace them is implied to be because of Amalthus's tampering with the natural lifecycle of Blades and Titans.
* {{Hypocrite}}: For all he carries on about how mankind is regressing technologically, he
doesn't actively boast seem willing to admit that his own machinations keeping civilization dependent on an unsustainable resource he controls the distribution of might have anything to do with it.
* ImpliedAnswer: A major part of his motivation is that he saw one where there wasn't. As the Architect never actually stopped him from stealing the Aegis cores, attacking Torna, or any of his more dubious actions, he came to the conclusion that "God" was fully on board with his hatred of everything. The truth was simply that Klaus believed his atonement was doomed to fail, and let his new humanity do its thing no matter what came out of it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He is motivated solely by his own selfish desires and god complex. Even his despair over the world eventually came to be
about her power, but still makes sure everyone how he thinks nothing else knows about it through her is as great as himself. Amalthus even admits to Rex the idea of people changing proves his selfish despair at the world's state is wrong, but doesn't care because ''he'' personally refuses to change because in his eyes he's already perfect.
* MisanthropeSupreme: His intense self-loathing and despair over the terrible state of the world festered into a
desire to fight stronger opponents. However, Zenobia does claim see everyone - humans, Blades, and Titans alike - destroyed forever.
* MotiveDecay: While he was originally driven by a belief
that her axe is stronger the world was irredeemably corrupt and needed to be destroyed, the fame he gained from climbing the World Tree brought him power and prestige, and he eventually became more interested in preserving the status quo and advancing his own self-interest than [[InfinityPlusOneSword KOS-MOS's]] firepower if both in any sort of cause.
* MouthOfSauron: Subverted. Amalthus ''believes'' himself to be this for the Architect, but in reality the Architect would rather have nothing to do with him.
* KarmicDeath: After some heavy beatdown from Rex and his party, it is Jin, one of the few survivors from the Kingdom of Torna that Amalthus destroyed 500 years ago, who finishes him off.
* KnightInSourArmor: In his youth, despite his cynicism, he still tried to make the world a better place. He was driven into complete despair by the seeming futility of his actions.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white and gold robes. He is also one of the game's antagonists.
* OhCrap: The very first time his composure breaks is when Rex and Mythra rush Indol in midair, and it suddenly hits him that Rex and Mythra are trying to shoot down the transmission towers in Indol that let him control titans.
* OmnicidalManiac: He intends on wiping out everything that he deems unworthy with the power of the Architect.
* OneWingedAngel: He becomes a gigantic monstrosity after absorbing cores of countless Blades.
* PetTheDog: Despite his misanthropy, he seems to have genuine empathy for the downtrodden; he saved Zeke's life due to the circumstances reminding him of his childhood, and allows refugees to take shelter in Indol (Though he doesn't care enough to evacuate them before mobilizing Indol for war).
* PowerNullifier: Is able to subjugate
Blades are under to a degree as a result of transplanting half of Fan's Core Crystal onto his forehead and his own Master Program abilities as Malos's Driver. Indol features transmission towers that amplify his power to the same Driver point he can even control the other Titans.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He hasn't aged at all since the Aegis war 500 years ago. While he makes the excuse that Indolines live longer than normal humans
and that he still looks young due to being the Driver switches to Zenobia during a fight.
--> '''Zenobia:''' [[BadassBoast "My axe beats KOS-MOS's firepower any day!"]]
* BadassArmfold: Her default pose, as shown in her artwork. She maintains her armfold almost all
of an Aegis, the time (in battle, out of battle, and even full truth is likely more due to his being a Blade Eater. That is while swimming) as to emphasize her confidence.
* BadassBookworm: One of her favorite item types is literature.
* BloodKnight: She delights in battling strong enemies; all of her Affinity Chart requirements pertain to defeating Unique Monsters, and her personal Quest involves finding and unleashing a SealedEvilInACan just so
its conceivable that she can kick its ass.
a normal Indoline could potentially live for five hundred years, they would be very elderly at that point.
* ChallengeSeeker: Oh yes. Most RedEyesTakeWarning: In his OneWingedAngel form.
* ReverseRelationshipReveal: Upon their first meeting, Rex gets an eerie feeling and sense
of her fights she just finds underwhelming, hence her endless quest familiarity like he's talking to find actual rivals worthy Malos instead of her. In gameplay all of her passive skills boost her power Amalthus, and wonders if Malos is somehow influencing Amalthus. Near the end of the story it's revealed that, as Amalthus's Blade, Malos's personality was formed ''from'' Amalthus's, making it closer to the other way around.
* ShadowArchetype: He serves as one to the Architect as Klaus, whereas Klaus genuinely wanted to make the world a better place despite his own god complex, Amalthus's own negative traits overwhelemed anything else about him as he became
more challenging the battle is (one activates when fighting bosses concerned with his own godhood and Unique Monsters, one activates against higher-level enemies, and the last one increases the more enemies are in the current battle).
* CuteLittleFangs: Has a tiny protruding fang like Electra's, though hers is meant to appear wild more than childish.
* HotBlooded: Very much so, considering her
desire to fight strong opponents at any moment.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When faced
destroy the world filled with what she finally considers life unworthy of him. Essentially becoming a decent challenge (the aforementioned SealedEvilInACan, mortal Zanza.
* SinisterMinister: Is the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of the Pope, has
a giant monster with an absurdly strong HealingFactor), she decides to use her full power for deep hatred of Blades and is one moment... half of the BigBadDuumvirate.
* SmugSnake: He tries so very hard to manipulate the heroes
and promptly [[ATwinkleInTheSky punts it into establish control over all Blades in order to reach the stratosphere]]. Apparently going all out just feels ''good'' Architect, but it ends fights too quickly for her.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Her design
his plans fail at every turn and he is based off Fujin, ultimately denied a second opportunity to reach Elysium. It is his Blade, Malos, that is the Shinto God of Wind.
greater threat who has wrested free from dependence on Amalthus long ago.
* PhysicalGod: Not only is she, design-wise, based off [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C5%ABjin Fujin]], she's so incredibly TheAssimilator: Weaponized the Blade Eater concept to a horrifying degree, becoming able to absorb entire Core Crystals and make himself ever more powerful that, as he chose only the best cores to absorb, albeit with some BodyHorror side effects. One motivation for the heroes to protect the weakened Jin from him is the fear that if he managed to absorb Jin he'd become utterly unstoppable.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The game marks his charge into battle with the Indol Titan without even evacuating the civilians as the point he goes too far. Even Mikhail is appalled
when she decides to go all out, he notices the target of her Titan he's wrestling with is still full power instantly [[ATwinkleInTheSky pulls a Team Rocket]].
of innocent people.
* PowerFloats: Floats slightly above VillainousBreakdown: As Jin chills him to absolute zero, Amalthus loses all composure and begins beseeching the ground while in battle.
* TheRival: Considers herself as one
Architect directly for providence before being reduced to Mythra and wants to fight her if her Heart-to-Heart is any indication, but knows that she's no match against an Aegis.
a whimper.
--> "Father... Why do you not answer when I call...?"
* UnskilledButStrong: Unquestionably the strongest Blade in terms of raw physical power, but she's well aware that challenging people like Jin or Mythra would take more than pure strength. Too bad her plan to fix that is to get even stronger.
* WillfullyWeak: As
WalkingSpoiler: Not much can be said about Amalthus without revealing his connection to Malos as she wants his Driver, his role in the destruction of Torna 500 years ago, and his desire to go all out, she limits herself because, otherwise, fighting wouldn't be fun.
see the world wither away.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair and has almost zero sympathy for Blades, Titans, and humans.



[[folder:Fan la Norne / Haze ''(Kasumi)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Samantha Dakin (English)

A Blade in service of Amalthus. Formerly known as Haze.




!Torna

[[folder:Jin ''(Shin)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), John Schwab (English)

The leader of Torna. Wears a mask.

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\n!Torna\n\n[[folder:Jin ''(Shin)'']]\n[[quoteright:220:http://static.* BigDamnHeroes: Nullifies Patroka's power when she attempts to rampage against Rex and the party, forcing Mikhail to retreat with her.
* IdentityAmnesia: Not remembering people is standard for a Blade, as they lose all their memories on being returned to their Core Crystal. Forgetting their ''name'', however, ''is'' unusual. [[note]]Blades appear to know their name the moment they are awakened, even after having been deactivated.[[/note]] [[spoiler:It's the first main hint that something is deeply wrong in Indol.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Jin kills her by running her through and destroying the remaining half of her Core Crystal. To him, Jin feels it is a mercy since it frees her from Amalthus' control.]]
* PowerCrystal: Has one, like all Blades. [[spoiler:However, as Mythra takes note of and points out to Nia, there's something ''wrong'' with hers; half of it is ''missing''. The culprit is eventually revealed to have been Amalthus.]]
* PowerNullifier: She can nullify the power of most Blades and in cases of really powerful ones, {{Nerf}}.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her ability to neutralise most Blades and weaken powerful ones would make a lot of encounters against enemy Blades a breeze. [[spoiler:So she ends up getting killed by Jin.]]
[[/folder]]

!Tantal

[[folder:King Eulogimenos]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroSakurai Shigeru Ushiyama (Japanese), John Schwab Keith Bartlett (English)

The leader Rules over the Kingdom of Torna. Wears a mask.
Theosoir, an ancient civilization that claims to have descended from Addam.




* BigBad: Appears to be this at first, as the leader of Torna, but [[spoiler:subverted. Malos is the true BigBad with him as TheDragon]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: Temporarily during his first boss fight where his power is {{Nerf}}ed, but he is still an incredibly powerful fighter Rex and the party can't even defeat. [[spoiler:At the end of chapter 7, his core gets damaged in his all-out fight with Rex and the fully awakened Aegis. For the rest of the game, he can barely stand, yet keeps on trucking, even offing one of the main story's more challenging boss fights.]]
* CoolMask: Wears one that covers a lot of his face. [[spoiler:It conceals the Core Crystal on his forehead]].
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Indol destroying the Kingdom of Torna, which led to Jin's Driver dying in the attack. This drove Jin into consuming his Driver's heart, turning him into a Flesh Eater Blade, so he wouldn't revert back to a Core Crystal and lose all his memories and forget her.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:One motivation he has for going to the Architect to kill him is to die, he just thinks the rest of humanity should go with him.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: How he meets his end.
* TheDragon: To Malos, although officially, Malos is his second-in-command.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He still generally cared and loved his [[spoiler:old Driver Lora even after he joined Malos]], downright keeping her body safe in the ship. Albeit he claims keeping her body around is to remind him of his past foolishness for believing in the wisdom of the Architect, he is well aware Lora would not want him siding with Malos.
* ExactWords: In her dying moments, Lora laments that the thought of Jin forgetting her is too much to bear. To prevent this, Jin devoured her heart and continued to live on with his memories, despite losing his own will to live. Malos points out that those last words were a curse to him.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:In the Aegis War 500 years ago, he had fought on Mythra's side against Malos. He was considered to be kindest of them and was a pacifist who refused to fight unless necessary. Losing his Driver and forcing to live on by her wishes robbed Jin of a purpose until Malos gave him a new one.]]
* FlashStep: He uses this to kill Rex at the beginning of the story. He claims to be able to move at the speed of light.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For the first dungeon in the game. [[spoiler:He will also fight alongside Rex temporarily in the Land of Morytha until he has regrouped with everyone else.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself to kill Amalthus]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Killed Rex who was later revived by Pyra and later killed Fan la Norne.]]
* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:It's his element as a Blade, as seen whenever he fights with or against the party. In his true form, he frequently displays his control over elementals by conjuring ice. He freezes Amalthus to absolute zero [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at the cost of his life]].]]
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:He was implied to be married with his previous Driver before becoming Lora's Blade in the Japanese version.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses a katana in battle, but it doesn't look like a Blade... [[spoiler:This is because Jin himself is a Blade]].
* TheLeader: Even though Malos is higher than him in the power hierarchy, Jin is the leader of Torna as he is the tying the other members together. He rescued Mikhail when he was a war orphan and gave the unwanted Flesh Eaters, Akhos, Patroka, and Nia a home and a purpose. They all in turn all demonstrate [[UndyingLoyalty undying loyalty]] to him, with Nia remaining conflicted until the end.
* MartialPacifist: Was formerly one [[spoiler:back during the Aegis war, where he refused to participate in military exercises and took no enjoyment in fighting. When his driver Lora died he dropped his unwillingness to fight, determined now to exterminate humanity]].
* MercyKill:
** Viewed killing Rex at the beginning of the story as this.
** Does it again to [[spoiler:Fan la Norne]], seeking to [[IDieFree free her]] of her master.
* MythologyGag: Shares some traits with [[VideoGame/XenoSaga Jin Uzuki]] such as having the [[NamesTheSame same name]], uses the same type of [[KatanasAreJustBetter weapon]] and having the [[AnIcePerson same element]].
* NoSell:
** Mythra's Foresight allows Rex to see a bit into the future and predict all incoming attacks. Against a light-speed opponent such as Jin, it is useless as he still cannot physically defend against his attacks.
** His control over elementary ether particles makes all ether-based attacks useless, even the light beams from Siren.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite having been on different sides in the Aegis War, [[spoiler:he and Malos share a commonality in lacking a purpose due to Amalthus: Jin in losing Lora and Malos being corrupted by his hatred]].
* OneManArmy: Single-handedly takes down an Ardanian imperial warship. It is stated that even an army five thousand strong would be no match for him.
* OneWingedAngel: His true form bares his chest and gives him a set of wing-like appendages on his lower back. His physical abilities become significantly boosted, taking down the entire party in the blink of an eye and completely overwhelming Rex and Mythra.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: When he's a GuestStarPartyMember he's completely broken, most notably with his ability to pull off the entire Break/Topple/Launch/Smash combo by himself with ease.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Malos' red.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In the beginning of the game, Pyra knows him and Malos from over five hundred years ago, but it wasn't really established how. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Flesh Eater Blade, allowing him to live on with his memories]].
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: Near the end of the game, Rex's optimism and drive to change the world for the better ultimately persuades Jin to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifice himself]] to save the party [[spoiler:from a rampaging Amalthus. Though as Rex and Pyra later point out to Malos, he never truly lost faith in humanity. He simply wanted to be by Malos's side]].
* SuperpowerLottery: One of the biggest winners in the game. [[spoiler:With his ability of particle manipulation he can move at the speed of light, NoSell any energy attack including the beams from Siren, and can freeze anything to absolute zero. He is so powerful that when he goes all out he easily overwhelms the party including Mythra. It isn't till Rex awakens the Third Blade that he fights an equal. Mitigated in that while he got the benefits that came with being a Flesh Eater (namely unique and extreme powers), said powers came with the cost of a slowly deteriorating body that after 500 years can't handle prolonged battle.]].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Wasn't the case [[spoiler:over 500 years ago when he was a MartialPacifist. Even at the present time, he didn't fully give up on humanity, at least not until Rex helped him find an answer in the World Tree]].
* WorldsStrongestMan: It's astonishing to see a seemingly normal man display remarkable abilities, such as his [[FlashStep incredible speed]], without a Blade by his side. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Blade, and one of the strongest in existence, made even stronger as a successful Flesh Eater. He was called "The Strongest Man in Torna", meaning he was even stronger than Addam, the hero of Torna]].

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\n* BigBad: Appears to be this at first, as the leader {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Emperor Sorean]], both are fathers of Torna, but [[spoiler:subverted. Malos is the true BigBad with him as TheDragon]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: Temporarily during his first boss fight where his power is {{Nerf}}ed, but he is still an incredibly powerful fighter Rex and
someone in the party can't even defeat. [[spoiler:At (Melia and Zeke respectively), both were scared for destruction of their respective kingdoms due to the end power of chapter 7, a legendary sword in the game but pull a HeelFaceTurn in the end. [[spoiler:Of course, the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a parallel universe to Xenoblade Chronicles 1 means it is quite literal]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After initially [[spoiler:restraining the heroes and attempting to outright destroy the Aegis in order to prevent any further destruction to Alrest]], he [[spoiler:apologizes for
his core gets damaged in actions, recognizing that he only made things worse, and helps the heroes find the third, true Aegis sword]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He says that a ''lot'', to Zeke's ever-increasing exasperation. Especially when [[spoiler:he tries to say that
his all-out fight with Rex and the fully awakened Aegis. For the rest ancestors's seizing of the game, he can barely stand, yet keeps on trucking, even offing one crown was for the good of the main story's more challenging boss fights.country and not really a power grab.]]
* CoolMask: Wears one that covers a lot of his face. [[spoiler:It conceals the Core Crystal on his forehead]].
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Indol destroying the Kingdom of Torna, which led to Jin's Driver dying in the attack. This drove Jin into consuming his Driver's heart, turning him into a Flesh Eater Blade, so he wouldn't revert back to a Core Crystal and lose all his memories and forget her.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:One motivation he has for going to the Architect to kill him is to die, he just thinks the rest of humanity should go with him.]]
* DisappearsIntoLight: How he meets his end.
* TheDragon: To Malos, although officially, Malos is his second-in-command.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He still generally cared and loved his [[spoiler:old Driver Lora even after he joined Malos]], downright keeping her body safe in the ship. Albeit he claims keeping her body around is to remind him of his past foolishness for believing in the wisdom of the Architect, he is well aware Lora would not want him siding with Malos.
* ExactWords: In her dying moments, Lora laments that the thought of Jin forgetting her is too much to bear. To prevent this, Jin devoured her heart and continued to live on with his memories, despite losing his own will to live. Malos points out that those last words were a curse to him.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:In the Aegis War 500 years ago, he had fought on Mythra's side against Malos. He was considered to be kindest of them and was a pacifist who refused to fight unless necessary. Losing his Driver and forcing to live on by her wishes robbed Jin of a purpose until Malos gave him a new one.]]
* FlashStep: He uses this to kill Rex at the beginning of the story. He claims to be able to move at the speed of light.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For the first dungeon in the game. [[spoiler:He will also fight alongside Rex temporarily in the Land of Morytha until he has regrouped with everyone else.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself to kill Amalthus]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Killed Rex who was later revived by Pyra and later killed Fan la Norne.]]
* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:It's his element as a Blade, as seen whenever he fights with or against the party.
YouRemindMeOfX: In his true form, youth he frequently displays his control over elementals by conjuring ice. He freezes Amalthus to absolute zero [[RedemptionEqualsDeath at was much more like the cost party, and even had a dream of his life]].]]
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:He was implied to be married with his previous Driver before
becoming Lora's Blade in a salvager, of all things. Probably the Japanese version.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses a katana in battle, but it doesn't look like a Blade... [[spoiler:This is because Jin himself is a Blade]].
* TheLeader: Even though Malos is higher than him in the power hierarchy, Jin is the leader of Torna as
reason why he is the tying the other members together. He rescued Mikhail when he was a war orphan and gave the unwanted Flesh Eaters, Akhos, Patroka, and Nia a home and a purpose. They all in turn all demonstrate [[UndyingLoyalty undying loyalty]] to him, with Nia remaining conflicted until the end.
* MartialPacifist: Was formerly one [[spoiler:back during the Aegis war, where he refused to participate in military exercises and took no enjoyment in fighting. When his driver Lora died he dropped his unwillingness to fight, determined now to exterminate humanity]].
* MercyKill:
** Viewed killing Rex at the beginning of the story as this.
** Does it again to [[spoiler:Fan la Norne]], seeking to [[IDieFree free her]] of her master.
* MythologyGag: Shares some traits with [[VideoGame/XenoSaga Jin Uzuki]] such as having the [[NamesTheSame same name]], uses the same type of [[KatanasAreJustBetter weapon]] and having the [[AnIcePerson same element]].
* NoSell:
** Mythra's Foresight allows Rex to see a bit into the future and predict all incoming attacks. Against a light-speed opponent such as Jin, it is useless as he still cannot physically defend against his attacks.
** His control over elementary ether particles makes all ether-based attacks useless, even the light beams from Siren.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite having been on different sides in the Aegis War, [[spoiler:he and Malos share a commonality in lacking a purpose due to Amalthus: Jin in losing Lora and Malos being corrupted by his hatred]].
* OneManArmy: Single-handedly takes down an Ardanian imperial warship. It is stated that even an army five thousand strong would be no match for him.
* OneWingedAngel: His true form bares his chest and gives him a set of wing-like appendages on his lower back. His physical abilities become significantly boosted, taking down the entire party in the blink of an eye and completely overwhelming Rex and Mythra.
* PurposefullyOverpowered: When he's a GuestStarPartyMember he's completely broken, most notably with his ability to pull off the entire Break/Topple/Launch/Smash combo by himself with ease.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Malos' red.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In the beginning of the game, Pyra knows him and Malos from over five hundred years ago, but it
wasn't really established how. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is too harsh on Zeke for running away. There's a Flesh Eater Blade, allowing sidequest dedicated to getting him to live on with his memories]].
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: Near
the end of the game, Rex's optimism and drive to change the world for the better ultimately persuades Jin to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifice himself]] to save the party [[spoiler:from a rampaging Amalthus. Though as Rex and Pyra later point out to Malos, sunken treasures he never truly lost faith in humanity. He simply wanted to be by Malos's side]].
* SuperpowerLottery: One of the biggest winners in the game. [[spoiler:With his ability of particle manipulation he can move at the speed of light, NoSell any energy attack including the beams from Siren, and can freeze anything to absolute zero. He is so powerful that when he goes all out he easily overwhelms the party including Mythra. It isn't till Rex awakens the Third Blade that he fights an equal. Mitigated in that while he got the benefits that came with being a Flesh Eater (namely unique and extreme powers), said powers came with the cost of a slowly deteriorating body that after 500 years can't handle prolonged battle.]].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Wasn't the case [[spoiler:over 500 years ago when he was a MartialPacifist. Even at the present time, he didn't fully give up on humanity, at least not until Rex helped him find an answer in the World Tree]].
* WorldsStrongestMan: It's astonishing to see a seemingly normal man display remarkable abilities, such as his [[FlashStep incredible speed]], without a Blade by his side. [[spoiler:It is because Jin is a Blade, and one of the strongest in existence, made even stronger as a successful Flesh Eater. He was called "The Strongest Man in Torna", meaning he was even stronger than Addam, the hero of Torna]].
once longed for.



[[folder:Malos ''(Metsu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), David Menkin (English)

Torna's second-in-command. Partnered with the blade Sever.

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[[folder:Malos ''(Metsu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), David Menkin (English)

Torna's second-in-command. Partnered with
! Elysium

[[folder:Artifice Ophion ''(Device Serpent)'']]

A massive, serpent-like being who guards
the blade Sever.
way to the World Tree. Is also Pyra's Artifice.



* AboveGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler:As an Aegis both him and Pyra are initially beyond both, being clean slates before being awakened. His current state is the product of Amalthus's influence]].
* AlmightyJanitor: He is initially billed as Jin's second-in-command and appears to be nothing more than a brutish subordinate. [[spoiler:Later it is revealed that he is actually the other Aegis and it is his will that Jin follows.]]
* {{BFS}}: After regaining his full power, he he replaces his Blade with [[spoiler:a black Monado, complete with Monado Arts and the glowing symbol]].
* BigBad: Shares this position with [[spoiler:his Driver, Amalthus, although he is by far the greater threat of the two]].
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. When [[spoiler:Mythra breaks her seal]] he only grins and tells her "Welcome back!" while Akhos is panicking next to him.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:He's the last boss of both the first and last chapters]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: 500 years ago he was a one-man army thanks to his destructive energy powers and the artifices he wielded as an Aegis. For most of the game he is still quite powerful but can only use a small portion of his Aegis powers, thanks to Mythra having severely damaged his Core Crystal at the end of the Aegis War. The fact that he was not only still alive but could still move and fight with his crystal in such a state is regarded as remarkable by other members of Torna, and possible only because he is an Aegis (indeed it doesn't seem to cause him pain or impair him in any way beyond not being able to use much of his true Aegis abilities). Once he regains his full power however, he becomes strong enough to singlehandedly subdue Artifice Ophion and is unfazed by Pyra/Mythra's ascended form (he opts to be a CombatPragmatist after seeing her and Rex beat Jin, using Ophion to avoid fighting Pneuma directly, and ending the confrontation by blowing up the battlefield and sending her falling into the Cloud Sea).
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:The Cain to Pyra's Abel, as both are Aegises created by the Architect (which, to drive the point home, both refer to as Father)]].
* CallBack: He is able to use [[spoiler:Monado Arts after restoring his full power, implying that he and the other Aegis Swords are actually Monados and that the missing third Aegis is Alvis]]. He also calls himself "the Endbringer" which was the Telethia's title in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
* DarkIsEvil: His primary element and the element of his attacks. Makes sense [[spoiler:being that he is the EvilCounterpart to the light using Mythra]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:He speaks one last time to Pneuma, free of all malice, postmortem while she herself prepares to die.]]
-->[[spoiler:''So tell me... How was it, being alive?'']]
* DeathSeeker: Malos's self-loathing quickly becomes evident during the final chapter of the story, hating the world itself due to influence from Amalthus and seeing the pain and misery running rampant in the world much in part caused by himself. To this end, Malos declares himself a monster and implores Rex to fight him with everything he has. Only in death is he able to make peace with himself, saying that his life wasn't that bad after all.
* DualBoss: With Akhos in their second encounter. Later with Jin in Malos fourth fight.
* TheDragon: He initially appears to be Jin's second-in-command. [[spoiler:Subverted as he is in charge of Jin and is the FinalBoss. He shares the BigBad.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite showing little empathy to the death of his comrades, it is clear that Malos cared about them, fondly recalling Akhos in regards to his own theatrics and giving Jin a warm final embrace before ascending to Elysium by himself. Prior to the final battle, he angrily cites Jin's entire life as evidence for the inherent evil of the world and bitterly calls himself a irredeemable monster for being a direct cause of those tragedies.
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Pyra/Mythra as another Aegis. Whereas her Driver manages to help her grow beyond her suicidal desire, Malos continued to be affected for the worse by Amalthus egomania and hatred for life.]]
* EvilIsHammy: He's easily the second most hammy character after Zeke.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Heh, kids say the darndest things." in response to Rex wondering if Rex bonded with Malos's Core Crystal like he did with Pyra if they could have been friends]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Him preferring to let Jin take charge and make the actual decisions make perfect sense [[spoiler:once it is revealed that he is an AI. While he has a will of his own, he needs a "user" for the inputs. When he said that he exists for Jin's sake, he wasn't exaggerating; all of his actions are driven by the wills of Amalthus and Jin.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first dungeon in the story.
* HiddenDepths: He's introduced as being little more than Jin's brutish second-in-command. As early as the end of Chapter 1, it becomes clear that there's much, MUCH more to him than meets the eye.
* {{Jerkass}}: He is disdainful towards everyone except Jin and the rest of Torna.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He claims that him needing to MindRape Pyra to restore his core crystal was NothingPersonal but deliberately going out of his way to erase her memories of Rex despite her protests was unnecessarily cruel]].
* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: [[spoiler:Although Jin is initially presented as the leader of Torna, Malos is eventually revealed to be the one in charge, though he's content to let Jin make decisions or take point.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:His true name, "Logos", meaning among other things "Word of God" or "Reason" in Greek, relating to his desire of destroying the world since he believes that is what the Architect wants as well as corruption by his Driver. It also makes him the Mind of the Aegis trio, with Pneuma (Pyra/Mythra) being the Soul and the missing Ontos being the Body.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both of his names. "Metsu" means destruction in Japanese while "Malos" means bad in Latin.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's in all black armor, has a name derived from the word evil, and one of his first actions is attacking Rex for little reason.
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants [[spoiler:to use the Aion to destroy the world. It is later revealed that this is due to being influenced by the hatred of his Driver, Amalthus, and what he felt at the state of the world.]]
* PoisonousFriend: Is very much implied to [[spoiler:have stoked Jin's nihilism after Lorna died and gave him the idea to go to Elysium to exterminate humanity]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: It shows in his darkness and destructive attacks, although intermingled with [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack black]] most of the time. [[spoiler:It is also the color of his Core Crystal]].
* RecurringBoss: He is the most fought boss in the game [[spoiler:as well as the FinalBoss]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Jin's blue.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Not only is Malos a Blade, he's also an Aegis like Pyra created by the Architect]].
* ReverseGrip: Wields his Blade in this fashion. [[spoiler:Averted when he regains his Aegis sword]]
* SatanicArchetype: Self describes himself like one. [[spoiler:Feeling his purpose is to destroy everything the Architect created. Though in reality this thought process is due to corruption by Amalthus]].
* ShutUpKirk: In the Final Chapter [[spoiler:when Rex tries to bring up that the only reason Malos is so destructive is because of Amalthus he responds with "I don't give a rat's ass what you think, brat!" and begins going on how he in the end is an irredeemable monster]].
* SirSwearsALot: He is responsible for the most swearing in the game, and also the main villain. He's quite fond of PrecisionFStrike in particular.
* SphereOfDestruction: [[spoiler:This is his real power once he repairs his Core Crystal, being able to create dark spheres that completely destroy anything that comes in contact with them]].
* StatusBuff: Can give these to his fellow Torna members in addition to debuffs to the player's party.
* StrawNihilist: Just before the final battle, he outright admits to Rex that he sees the whole world as a wretched place and that he himself is a hideous abomination beyond saving, hence his wanting to destroy the world.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Takes up the villain role, in this case. He's certainly among the tallest of the main cast, wears black armor, and makes a lot of disdainful remarks and swears towards the heroes and sometimes on Torna.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He was doomed to become a weapon of mass destruction from the start due to being influenced by Almathus's seething hatred. He even calls himself a hideous monster beyond redemption. This question of free will is a major part of his desire to confront the Architect.]]
* TrueCompanions: He is surprisingly considerate to the rest of Torna, besides defectors such as Nia. In particular, he shares a genuine mutual respect with Jin, with Malos even giving him a final brotherly embrace before ascending to Elysium. Prior to the final battle, he cites Jin's life as the reason for his actions instead of his Driver Amalthus, who is the actual source of his malevolence.
* VillainousBreakdown: Becomes increasingly more unhinged [[spoiler:in the final battle, where he drops any sense of calm he has and angrily shouts that he will burn the world unless if Rex stops him]].

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* AboveGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler:As an Aegis both him BonusBoss: [[spoiler:After clearing the game, Ophion can be found still floating around the Cliffs of Morytha. It's level 117 and Pyra are initially beyond both, being clean slates before being awakened. His current state is the product of Amalthus's influence]].
* AlmightyJanitor: He is initially billed as Jin's second-in-command and appears to
can be nothing more than a brutish subordinate. [[spoiler:Later it is revealed that he is actually the other Aegis and it is his will that Jin follows.battled.]]
* {{BFS}}: After regaining his full power, he he replaces his Blade with [[spoiler:a black Monado, complete with Monado Arts and the glowing symbol]].
* BigBad: Shares this position with [[spoiler:his Driver, Amalthus, although he is by far the greater threat of the two]].
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. When [[spoiler:Mythra breaks her seal]] he only grins and tells her "Welcome back!" while Akhos is panicking next to him.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:He's the last boss of both the first and last chapters]].
* BroughtDownToBadass: 500 years ago he was a one-man army thanks to his destructive energy powers and the artifices he wielded as an Aegis. For most of the game he is still quite powerful but can only use a small portion of his Aegis powers, thanks to Mythra having severely damaged his Core Crystal at the end of the Aegis War. The fact that he was not only still alive but could still move and fight with his crystal in such a state is regarded as remarkable by other members of Torna, and possible only because he is an Aegis (indeed it doesn't seem to cause him pain or impair him in any way beyond not being able to use much of his true Aegis abilities). Once he regains his full power however, he becomes strong enough to singlehandedly subdue Artifice Ophion and is unfazed by Pyra/Mythra's ascended form (he opts to be a CombatPragmatist after seeing her and Rex beat Jin, using Ophion to avoid fighting Pneuma directly, and ending the confrontation by blowing up the battlefield and sending her falling into the Cloud Sea).
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:The Cain to Pyra's Abel, as both are Aegises created by the Architect (which, to drive the point home, both refer to as Father)]].
* CallBack: He Ophion's upper body is able to use [[spoiler:Monado Arts after restoring his full power, implying essentially that he and of [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Weltall]], sharing its distinctive head shape in particular.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler:Aion is stated to be
the other Aegis Swords are actually Monados and that most powerful of the missing third Aegis Artifices, but it is Alvis]]. He also calls himself "the Endbringer" which was the Telethia's title in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
* DarkIsEvil: His primary element and the element of his attacks. Makes sense [[spoiler:being that he is the EvilCounterpart to the light using Mythra]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:He speaks one last time to Pneuma, free of all malice, postmortem while she herself prepares to die.
a whopping 47 levels weaker than Ophion.]]
-->[[spoiler:''So tell me... How was it, being alive?'']]
* DeathSeeker: Malos's self-loathing quickly becomes evident during the final chapter of the story, hating the world itself due to influence from Amalthus and seeing the pain and misery running rampant in the world much in part caused by himself. To this end, Malos declares himself a monster and implores Rex to fight him with everything he has. Only in death is he able to make peace with himself, saying that his life wasn't that bad after all.
* DualBoss: With Akhos in their second encounter. Later with Jin in Malos fourth fight.
* TheDragon: He initially appears to be Jin's second-in-command. [[spoiler:Subverted as he is in charge of Jin and is the FinalBoss. He shares the BigBad.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite showing little empathy to the death of his comrades, it is clear that Malos cared about them, fondly recalling Akhos in regards to his own theatrics and giving Jin a warm final embrace before ascending to Elysium by himself. Prior to the final battle, he angrily cites Jin's entire life as evidence for the inherent evil of the world and bitterly calls himself a irredeemable monster for being a direct cause of those tragedies.
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Pyra/Mythra as another Aegis. Whereas her Driver manages to help her grow beyond her suicidal desire, Malos continued to be affected for the worse by Amalthus egomania and hatred for life.]]
* EvilIsHammy: He's easily the second most hammy character after Zeke.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Heh, kids say the darndest things." in response to Rex wondering if Rex bonded with Malos's Core Crystal like he did with Pyra if they could have been friends]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Him preferring to let Jin take charge and make the actual decisions make perfect sense [[spoiler:once it is revealed that he is an AI. While he has a will of his own, he needs a "user" for the inputs. When he said that he exists for Jin's sake, he wasn't exaggerating; all of his actions are driven by the wills of Amalthus and Jin.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: During the first dungeon in the story.
* HiddenDepths: He's introduced as being little more than Jin's brutish second-in-command. As early as the end of Chapter 1, it becomes clear that there's much, MUCH more to him than meets the eye.
* {{Jerkass}}: He is disdainful towards everyone except Jin and the rest of Torna.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He claims that him needing to MindRape Pyra to restore his core crystal was NothingPersonal but deliberately going out of his way to erase her memories of Rex despite her protests was unnecessarily cruel]].
* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: [[spoiler:Although Jin is initially presented as the leader of Torna, Malos is eventually revealed to be the one in charge, though he's content to let Jin make decisions or take point.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:His true name, "Logos", meaning among other things "Word of God" or "Reason" in Greek, relating to his desire of destroying the world since he believes that is what the Architect wants as well as corruption by his Driver. It also makes him the Mind of the Aegis trio, with Pneuma (Pyra/Mythra) being the Soul and the missing Ontos being the Body.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both of his names. "Metsu" means destruction in Japanese while "Malos" means bad in Latin.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's in all black armor, has a name derived from the word evil, and one of his first actions is attacking Rex for little reason.
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants [[spoiler:to use the Aion to destroy the world. It is later revealed that this is due to being influenced by the hatred of his Driver, Amalthus, and what he felt at the state of the world.]]
* PoisonousFriend: Is very much implied to [[spoiler:have stoked Jin's nihilism after Lorna died and gave him the idea to go to Elysium to exterminate humanity]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: It shows in his darkness and destructive attacks, although intermingled with [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack black]] most of the time. [[spoiler:It is also the color of his Core Crystal]].
* RecurringBoss: He is the most fought boss in the game [[spoiler:as well as the FinalBoss]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Jin's blue.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Not only is Malos a Blade, he's also an Aegis like Pyra created by the Architect]].
* ReverseGrip: Wields his Blade in this fashion. [[spoiler:Averted when he regains his Aegis sword]]
* SatanicArchetype: Self describes himself like one. [[spoiler:Feeling his purpose is to destroy everything the Architect created.
HumongousMecha: Though in reality this thought process is due to corruption by Amalthus]].
* ShutUpKirk: In
it takes the Final Chapter [[spoiler:when Rex tries to bring up that the only reason Malos shape of a serpent, it is so destructive is because of Amalthus he responds with "I don't give a rat's ass what you think, brat!" and begins going on how he in the end is actually an irredeemable monster]].
* SirSwearsALot: He is responsible for the most swearing in the game, and also the main villain. He's quite fond of PrecisionFStrike in particular.
* SphereOfDestruction: [[spoiler:This is his real power once he repairs his Core Crystal, being able to create dark spheres that completely destroy anything that comes in contact with them]].
* StatusBuff: Can give these to his fellow Torna members in addition to debuffs to the player's party.
* StrawNihilist: Just before the final battle, he outright admits to Rex that he sees the whole world as a wretched place and that he himself is a hideous abomination beyond saving, hence his wanting to destroy the world.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Takes up the villain role, in this case. He's certainly among the tallest of the main cast, wears black armor, and makes a lot of disdainful remarks and swears towards the heroes and sometimes on Torna.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He was doomed to become a weapon of mass destruction from the start due to being influenced by Almathus's seething hatred. He even calls himself a hideous monster beyond redemption. This question of free will is a major part of his desire to confront the Architect.]]
* TrueCompanions: He is surprisingly considerate to the rest of Torna, besides defectors such as Nia. In particular, he shares a genuine mutual respect with Jin, with Malos even giving him a final brotherly embrace before ascending to Elysium. Prior to the final battle, he cites Jin's life as the reason for his actions instead of his Driver Amalthus, who is the actual source of his malevolence.
* VillainousBreakdown: Becomes increasingly more unhinged [[spoiler:in the final battle, where he drops any sense of calm he has and angrily shouts that he will burn the world unless if Rex stops him]].
autonomous mechanical weapon.



[[folder:Akhos ''(Yoshisune)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NobunagaShimazaki (Japanese), Hugo Harold-Harrison (English)

Torna's brains. Partnered with the Blade Obrona.

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[[folder:Akhos ''(Yoshisune)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NobunagaShimazaki (Japanese), Hugo Harold-Harrison (English)

Torna's brains. Partnered with
[[folder:Artifice Siren]]

A giant gold and white mech located high in
the Blade Obrona.
skies of Alrest. Mythra's Artifce.



* AlasPoorVillain: Twice. First, when [[spoiler:Obrona is killed by her Core Crystal being pierced]]. Second when [[spoiler:his sister Patroka dies]].
* AttackReflector: Obrona allows him to reflect attacks by harnessing the ether in the air.
* DualBoss: With Malos in their second encounter. Later joining his sister Patroka and Mikhail in his third fight.
* DualWielding: Uses two katanas together.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** He cares about Obrona, enough that he drops his usual arrogant act when she's killed by [[spoiler:Mythra]].
** He's also very close with his "sister" Patroka.
** He idolizes Jin and follows him [[spoiler:for saving him in the past]].
* EvilGenius: He is Torna's brains.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears glasses and has no problem trying to kill the heroes on multiple occasions, or [[spoiler:helping Jin and Malos in their plan to destroy Alrest.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses two of them. Later switching to a bow after Obrona reverts to a core crystal.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Considers Patroka his sister. [[spoiler:Later revealed to be due to their Drivers being siblings, and those same siblings' cells being integrated into their bodies.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name refers to Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a famous nobleman and military commander of late Heian Era Japan. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Minamoto no Yoshitsune is often depicted as a heroic figure, while this Yoshitsune is a villain.
* NotSoStoic:
** Despite his usual calm temperament, watching Obrona revert to a Core Crystal by Pyra [[spoiler:(as Mythra)]] causes him to freak out over her death. He regains his composure by the next time Rex and the party encounter him.
** He loses it again [[spoiler:when Amalthus kills Patroka and steals her Core Crystal. He [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge tries to fight back]], but ends up with the same fate]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Mythra awakens and begins raining Siren's lasers down on him and Malos he has this reaction.]]
-->'' "I... I don't think we can win this!"''
* PrimaDonnaDirector: He acts like a narcissistic playwright, throwing acting terms everywhere and throwing a fit whenever something "goes off-script".
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade.]]
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: His weapon after losing Obrona.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Jin who he obeys without question. [[spoiler:Even his support of Torna's goal to destroy everything is because Jin wants it more than anything. Even as he dies as a result of Amalthus, his last thoughts are of when he first met Jin.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: Twice. First, when [[spoiler:Obrona KillSat: Functions as one for Mythra, able to rain down beams of light on whomever she chooses.
* MechaMooks: [[spoiler:Chapter 10 reveals that even though it's a weapon of mass destruction, it used to be a ''mass produced'' weapon of mass destruction. Mythra's
is killed by her Core Crystal being pierced]]. Second when [[spoiler:his sister Patroka dies]].
* AttackReflector: Obrona allows him to reflect attacks by harnessing
just the ether in the air.
* DualBoss: With
only one still active, until Malos in their second encounter. Later joining his sister Patroka takes over the space station's forces and Mikhail in his third fight.
* DualWielding: Uses two katanas together.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** He cares about Obrona, enough that he drops his usual arrogant act when she's killed by [[spoiler:Mythra]].
** He's also very close with his "sister" Patroka.
** He idolizes Jin and follows him [[spoiler:for saving him in
reactivates the past]].
* EvilGenius: He is Torna's brains.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears glasses and has no problem trying to kill the heroes on multiple occasions, or [[spoiler:helping Jin and Malos in their plan to destroy Alrest.
rest.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Uses two of them. Later switching to a bow after Obrona reverts to a core crystal.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Considers Patroka his sister. [[spoiler:Later revealed to be due to their Drivers being siblings, and those same siblings' cells being integrated into their bodies.]]
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name refers to Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a famous nobleman and military commander of late Heian Era Japan. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Minamoto no Yoshitsune is often depicted as a heroic figure, while this Yoshitsune is a villain.
* NotSoStoic:
** Despite his usual calm temperament, watching Obrona revert to a Core Crystal by
ShownTheirWork: Pyra [[spoiler:(as Mythra)]] causes him to freak out over her death. He regains his composure by the next time Rex and the party encounter him.
** He loses it again [[spoiler:when Amalthus kills Patroka and steals her Core Crystal. He [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge tries to fight back]], but ends up with the same fate]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When Mythra awakens and begins raining
uses Siren's lasers down on him and Malos he has this reaction.]]
-->'' "I... I don't think we can win this!"''
* PrimaDonnaDirector: He acts like a narcissistic playwright, throwing acting terms everywhere and throwing a fit whenever something "goes off-script".
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade.]]
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: His weapon after losing Obrona.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Jin who he obeys without question. [[spoiler:Even his support of Torna's goal
targeting laser to [[spoiler:threaten to destroy everything herself]]; the only difference between a targeting laser and a weaponized laser is because Jin wants it more than anything. Even as he dies as a result of Amalthus, his last thoughts are of when he first met Jin.]]the power you put into it.



[[folder:Patroka ''(Benkei)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Yuri Noguchi (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Mikhail to oversee the manufacturing of artificial Blades by Bana.

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[[folder:Patroka ''(Benkei)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Yuri Noguchi (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)

A Driver partnered
[[folder:Artifice Aion - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]

The strongest artifice, created
with fellow Driver Mikhail to oversee the manufacturing purpose of artificial Blades by Bana.
destroying the entirety of Alrest.



* BladeOnAStick: Wields a pole arm [[spoiler:after losing Perdido.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Fights on the side of the antagonists and is very hotheaded and aggressive.
* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler:Her element as a Blade.]]
* DualBoss: With Mikhail during their first encounter. Her second encounter includes him and Akhos.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Amalthus kills her from behind with one of his tentacles.]]
* MaskOfSanity: She initially appears stoic and taking her orders first and foremost compared to the jovial Mikhail. Once her Blade's Core Crystal gets destroyed, she quickly reveals herself to be NotSoStoic and attempts to [[KillThemAll destroy them all]] until Fan La Norne and Mikhail intervened. Her aggressive nature later makes it clear her professional initial appearance was just a front.
* MeaningfulName: "Benkai", her Japanese name, refers to UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei. While a GenderBlenderName due to Benkei being male, her Blade wields multiple weapons at once, which is what Benkei was known for.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female member of Torna following Nia's defection early in the game.
* UndyingLoyalty: Not to the same extent as Akhos, but she's loyal to Jin as well. Though she will question and defy Jins orders unlike him.

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* BladeOnAStick: Wields a pole arm [[spoiler:after losing Perdido.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Fights on the side
CombatTentacles: Makes use of the antagonists and is very hotheaded and aggressive.
* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler:Her element as a Blade.]]
* DualBoss: With Mikhail
these during their first encounter. Her second encounter includes him and Akhos.
the boss battle.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Amalthus kills her from behind with one of his tentacles.]]
* MaskOfSanity: She initially appears stoic and taking her orders first and foremost compared
ContinuityNod: Its fight is a reference to the jovial Mikhail. Once her Blade's Core Crystal gets destroyed, she quickly reveals herself to be NotSoStoic fight against [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Egil in the Mechonis Core]], it even has a super attack that can wipe out your party if you don't finish it off in time.
* DualityMotif: Its right half is black/red
and attempts demonic (complete with tail), its left half is white/green and angelic. Someone took "becoming god or devil" a bit too literally.
* FinalBoss: Malos pilots Aion
to [[KillThemAll destroy them all]] until Fan La Norne and Mikhail intervened. Her aggressive nature later makes Elysium, as he promised.
* GodzillaThreshold: The reluctance of the Beanstalk director to activate
it clear her professional initial appearance indicates that it was just built as a front.
* MeaningfulName: "Benkai", her Japanese name, refers to UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei. While a GenderBlenderName due to Benkei being male, her Blade wields multiple weapons at once, which is what Benkei was known for.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She is a Flesh Eater Blade.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female member of Torna following Nia's defection early in the game.
* UndyingLoyalty: Not
last resort. Too bad Klaus got to the same extent as Akhos, but she's loyal Conduit first.
* HumongousMecha: One of the leftover war machines from Klaus's world.
* SelfDestructMechanism: The reactor overload variant. When it explodes, it explodes hard.
* SphereOfDestruction: Its most powerful attack, Prometheus, takes the form of a massive fireball that is likely
to Jin as well. Though she will question and defy Jins orders unlike him.wipe out your entire party if you don't finish it off quick.
* SuperRobot: It's a one-of-a-kind mech with a crazy design, humanity's last resort that was apparently designed to be capable of ''destroying the world''.



[[folder:Mikhail ''(Satahiko)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese), Todd Kramer (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Patroka, the two overseeing the deal of artificial Blades sold between Bana and Torna.

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[[folder:Mikhail ''(Satahiko)'']]
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[[folder:The Architect ''(God of Genesis)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Todd Kramer Creator/AdamHowden (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Patroka, The creator of life in the two overseeing world of ''Xenoblade 2'' and the deal maker of artificial Blades sold between Bana ''Xenoblade'''s universe. Once a human scientist named Klaus, the Architect is the remaining benevolent half of Zanza. He created Malos and Torna.
Pyra[=/=]Mythra personally as the Aegis.



* CasanovaWannabe: Tries flirting with Mythra and Mòrag in Chapter 6 and apparently does it frequently with Patroka. Naturally they all aggressively turn him down.
* CastingAShadow: [[spoiler:His element as a Blade]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Appears in a few of the flashbacks with Mythra and Addam as a child, as shown when he reveals himself to Amalthus as another Blade Eater.]]
* CombatHandFan: Wields them [[spoiler:as a Blade Eater]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: Finds Mythra beautiful when she uses her power to destroy his and Patroka's Blade Cores. And again with Mòrag when they clash at the end of Chapter 6 and he declares her to be quite a looker.
* DrawAggro: Effectively serves as the party tank in fights with multiple Torna members, even having an ability to force the player's party to constantly draw aggro to him.
* DualBoss: With Patroka during their first encounter. Then again in his second boss fight including her and Akhos.
* DualWield: Both his fist and fan weapons.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Kind of. During the flashback right after his boss battle, he is the little boy alongside the group during the training regimen. This is far before any of the Torna members have their backstories revealed.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He [[spoiler:makes no effort to cause collateral damage on Indol out of sympathy for the refugees (fitting, as he is one himself), and]] is utterly disgusted by [[spoiler:Amalthus starting his war for the World Tree without evacuating them first, though not disgusted enough to hold back in the fight]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: People paying even a little attention during his and Patroka's second appearance will be able to spot that [[spoiler:unlike Akhos and Patroka, his Core Crystal is a visibly untainted blue.]] This makes the later reveal that [[spoiler:he's not a Flesh Eater at all a lot more preditable; all Flesh Eaters have shades of red in their Core Crystals, but the only other Blade Eater seen before the reveal, Zeke, keeps Pandoria's crystal colour with no alteration.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Commits one so that Rex and the others can stop Jin.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He knows when to retreat, taking Patroka away while she seeks to rampage.
* PowerFist: His initial weapon when with his Blade.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He is not a Flesh Eater like his fellow Tornans; he is the inverse, a Blade Eater, which makes him immune to Fan la Norne's power used by Amalthus. Being a Blade Eater has also allowed him to live for more than five hundred years while still looking quite young.]]
* TagAlongKid: It appears he used to be this to Addam's original group during the Aegis War 500 years ago after he was discovered by Jin.
* TokenGoodTeammate: To a certain extent. [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna after Nia defects who isn't fully on-board with the plan to destroy ''everything'', and ends up making a HeroicSacrifice to take down the Titan Indol.]]
* TokenHuman: [[spoiler:He's the only member of Torna to have been born a human. Malos is an Aegis and pure Blade, while the other members, Nia included, are all Flesh Eaters who started as normal Blades. Mikhail is a Blade Eater like Zeke and Amalthus, both of whom are considered human.]]
* WarRefugees: [[spoiler:Originally a human survivor of the destruction of Torna 500 years ago after Amalthus's armies destroyed the country.]]
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[[folder:Obrona ''(Kamui)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka (Japanese), Naomi [=McDonald=] (English)

Akhos's Blade, seems to have the ability to stagnate either flow, as well as the ability to locate other Blades' energy signals from several kilometers away.
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* IntendedAudienceReaction: There's no way she wasn't made as irritating as she is on purpose. It makes it hard to sympathize with Akhos when [[spoiler:she's abruptly returned to her crystal and dies due to the damage to the crystal. Of course, that's the point - it distracts from asking why Akhos is so aghast a "mere" Blade was slain.]]
* PsychopathicWomanchild: Speaks in a high-pitched childish voice while sharing Akhos's sadistic tendencies, even repeating some last words he says.
* ShockAndAwe: Her Blade element is Electric.
* StoryBreakerPower: She can sense global Ether patterns, which amounts to giving Torna accurate tracking of ''every Driver and Blade in existence'', and can choke Blades of their Ether up close, crippling their effectiveness. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she's out of the picture same chapter she debuts?]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Gets killed rather suddenly along with Malos' Blade Sever at the end of Chapter 3 by Mythra's powers piercing her Core Crystal]].
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[[folder:Sever]]

-->Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese), Eric Meyers (English)

Malos's Blade, a wind-based Blade with an unorthodox shapeshifting weapon.
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* BlowYouAway: His element is Wind.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as Malos's Blade during Chapter 1.
* MorphWeapon: Sever's weapon takes several forms, inclusing a shield/knuckleduster hybrid, a straight-bladed longsword, and a reverse-grip blade that seems to be a mix of both.
* SatelliteCharacter: Mostly serves as a background character and lends Malos his weapon; aside from a few overworld lines (and a brief stint as an interactable NPC) he barely says anything.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:While he's in more cutscenes than Oborona is, he has only a tiny handful of lines before he's obliterated by Siren at the end of chapter 3]].
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[[folder:Perdido]]

-->Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (Japanese), Joseph May (English)
Patroka's Blade.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Is only named in the artbook.
* DualWielding: ''Quad''-wielding.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms, one for each weapon.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Carries an Greataxe, Megalance and Chroma Katana, while Patroka uses his cannon.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Doesn't get a ''single cutscene line'' before Mythra offs him]].
* PlayingWithFire: His element is Fire.
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[[folder:Cressidus]]

-->Voiced by: Kentaro Tone (Japanese), Kerry Shale (English)
Mikhail's Blade.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Is only named in the artbook.
* DishingOutDirt: His element is Earth.
* DualWielding: Wields one weapon per fist.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His kuckle duster/tonfa weapons can expand and merge to form a shield.
* NominalImportance: [[spoiler:Is killed along with Perdido before getting a single cutscene line.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: Stellar Explosion, his level IV Blade Special.
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[[folder:Lora ''(Laura)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Anna Koval (English)

Jin and Haze's former Driver.
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* AbusiveParents: From what little we see of her father, he was a violent drunk, ready to stab his own daughter to get his Core Crystal back after she accidentally awakened Jin. As she was now under the protection of one of the world's strongest Blades, it didn't go well for him.
* IdenticalStranger: Her and Haze looked like sisters, and even had the same voice in the Japanese version. While they were hardly strangers, given the wide variety Blades come in, this level of similarity due to resonance was treated as quite unique (Blades do often take on aspects of the person who first awakens them, but normally not to such an extreme degree).
* MoralityPet: Is this to Jin, at least after [[spoiler:Jin becomes a flesh eater]]. Albeit its a pretty questionable case, as he uses Lora's death more as a reminder of why he believes himself justified in the atrocities he commits, while knowing full well Lora would hate him for what he is doing.
* PosthumousCharacter: Lived 500 years ago, having fought alongside Addam in the Aegis War.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Her death at Amalthusís attack on Torna, and a moment of weakness when she despaired over Jin forgetting her, is what ultimately led to Jin joining Malos.]]
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[[folder:Addam Origo]]

-->Voiced by: Yusuke Handa (Japanese), Paul Thornley (English)

The legendary hero of Torna and the former Driver of Mythra.
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* {{Bishonen}}: From the little we see of him, he was handsome in his youth, and rather interestingly, resembles an older, lighter-haired Rex.
* BrokenPedestal: PlayedForLaughs. Zeke is ''mortified'' to learn that spicy food gave him diarrhea, and begs Mythra to stop when she begins rattling other little known facts about his hero.
* ButNowIMustGo: It is stated that after sealing away the Aegis, the hero Addam disappeared from the world. Although his phantasm states he has long since departed from the world, it is never elaborated upon what exactly became of him.
* FamedInStory: He is the most famous hero in Alrest, to the point that he is something of a deified hero, a childhood idol to many such as Zeke.
* GenerationXerox: Rex is seen as this to him by many who knew him, particularly Mythra/Pyra. They even look somewhat alike.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He is the previous Driver of the Aegis and the hero who saved the world from Malos 500 years ago.
* InTheHood: He seems to have preferred to keep his hood up even in the company of his comrades, obscuring his features.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is long since dead from the start of the story.
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!Argentum

[[folder:Bana ''(Ban)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese), Stephen Critchlow (English)

Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild. He hired Rex to aid Torna in their endeavors to obtain the Aegis for his own profit.

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* BadBoss: Makes Lila continue to attack even when it would destroy her. Near the beginning of the game, he was complicit in letting an entire salvage crew be executed by Jin and Malos for being witnesses to the Aegis, and even further, he even told his own camera feed guy beforehand that he was supposed to die and was ready to scold him for coming out alive.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a tiny goatee growing in his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Willing to do whatever he can to line his own pockets.
* DevilInPlainSight: Unlike [[spoiler:Bana of Bionis]], ''this'' Bana is clearly painted as a villain from the get-go.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** [[spoiler:Following his defeat, a sidequest regarding his secret treasure reveals that his true treasure are letters from his [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Mamapon]]. Following that, talking to an NPC reveals that Bana loves his parents genuinely, but his obsession with money has been his fatal flaw.]]
** [[spoiler:At the end of the game, after uncovering his Mamapon's letters and completing the ''Farewell, Good Friend'' quest, you get to uncover that the mastermind behind the groups seeking the end of the Ardainian empire is Bana's Dadapon Don Dondon. After beating him, he joins Bana on the wheel and the two go on about how much they love each other]].
* EvilIsBigger: He is much larger than the other Nopon, including Tora.
* FatBastard: Rotundness is a normal Nopon trait, but Bana is a lot bigger than normal and he's an opportunistic slimeball even by his race's standards.
* {{Gonk}}: He's distinctively non-cute compared to other [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]], such as having a heavier brow and a garrish beard, mustache and topknot. Even his portraits do little to downplay his relative ugliness, making him look more like a tiny [[Franchise/StarWars Hutt]] with fur. In-universe, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance he's still considered cute by Nopon standards]].
* {{Greed}}: He cares for nothing but money to keep his lavish lifestyle sated.
* HateSink: From him granting order to Tora's families deaths, and putting Tatazo into slavery, to torturing Lila when she fails to destroy Poppi, to attempting to assassinate the royalty of Uraya and Mor Ardain, there is nothing likeable about him at all.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Never thought that TheHero Rex would actually try to stop him when he did unscrupulous weapon construction.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots the giant artificial Blade Rosa in his boss fight. Later pilots an improved version without Muimui.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Survives the explosion of Giga Rosa.]]
* MythologyGag: Shares his name with a Nopon from the previous game, [[spoiler:who was also a greed-driven villain. They are both also punished for their crimes by being forced to run on a giant wheel.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Bana's attempt to assassinate the leaders of Mor Ardain and Uraya to cause a war between them ultimately causes them to call a ceasefire, since Emperor Niall's HeroicSacrifice convinces Queen Raqura that Niall was sincere in not wanting to start a war with Uraya.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Calls Dughall an idiot due to the latter's excessive flattery and mentioning of their illicit Core Crystals trafficking on an unsecured line. Later on chews out Muimui when he brings the heroes all the way into the factory while failing to capture them.
* TakingYouWithMe: After his attempts to execute the royalty of both Uraya and Mor Ardain fail, Bana attempts to defy them with one last suicidal act by self-destructing Rosa. [[spoiler:It ends up killing no one in the long run]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: He speaks this way in the English dub.
* VillainRespect: It's suggested he has some degree of respect towards Rex, since he calls Rex "Rex-Rex" (which is an AffectionateNickname by Nopon who respect him, like Tora). Might've began when he was impressed with Rex's surprising display of cunning thought during the raid on the Abandoned Factory.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trusted by the populace. Rex only learns of his nefarious misdeeds later on. Albeit it turns out an auditor Nopon in Mor Ardain had been suspicious of Bana for a while, and working on exposing his corruption.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Bana was willing to sell weapons and material to all factions, including Torna. [[spoiler:He later attempts to kill Queen Raqura and frame the Ardainians for the crime so he can profit from a war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.]]
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[[folder:Muimui]]

-->Voiced by: Fuji Mitsuya (Japanese), Jonathan Keeble (English)

Former assistant of professor Soosoo.
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* DeceptiveDisciple: Muimui terminated his internship with Soosoo by terminating Soosoo.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots Rosa alongside Bana.
* TheMole: He worked for Bana while helping the professors, eventually betraying them and taking Lila to be reprogrammed and mass produced as part of Bana's own plans.
* NerdGlasses: Wears swirly glasses, much like [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Tatsu]] before him.
* NumberTwo: Of the Abandoned Factory segment in Mor Ardain, he works for Bana and [[TheHeavy is the one driving the arc in place]].
* TheNondescript: Tora completely forgot Muimui existed simply because he's unmemorable.
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears only a small mask during the flashback of the raid on Soosoo's lab. Tatazo and Tora don't recognize him, but the player most certainly will.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's shown to have survived the fight with Rosa, but is barely conscious. However, his whereabouts following the end of Chapter 4 are unknown. It is not mentioned whether he died from possible injuries in the battle, was taken into custody or [[KarmaHoudini is still a free Nopon]].
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[[folder:Niranira]]

An auditor from Argentum's Intelligence Division, who has been following Bana's illicit dealings.
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* ForensicAccounting: Niranira is an auditor, and has tracked Bana's money to Mor Ardain.
* RankUp: Following Bana's deposal, Niranira is enstated as Acting Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild and attends the summit of leaders.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even before becoming the new Argentum chairman, he handles authority with efficiency and reason.
* RedHerring: There are a number of shots that suggest that he's a spy when the gang enters Mor Ardain's capital city. Turns out he was monitoring them for the sake of good. Lampshaded by Dromarch.
* VocalDissonance: Has an uncharacteristically deep and stoic tone for a Nopon.
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[[folder:Pupunin]]
A worker for the Argentum Guild.
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* ButtMonkey: This guy can't catch a break. First, he's sent by Bana to keep an eye on Rex onboard the Maelstrom, during which it was supposed to crash in order to reap the benefits from its insurance (and Bana's livid that "[Pupunin] can't even die properly"), then much later, onboard the Ardainian battleship parked at Indol [[spoiler:the heroes (incorrectly) assume that the Tirkin cooks he hired were assassins and end up beating them up senseless, then exit to confront Bana, leaving Pupunin with a huge mess]]. On Percival's side quest, Pupunin's the next target for a group of assassins that the former is tracking.
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[[folder:Tatazo]]
Tora's dadapon.
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* DirtyOldMan: Like his son and dadapon, Tatazo's motives for making Poppi and Lila are less than pure, especially when it comes to the optional features.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He gets no respect from Lila, noting that whenever she throws out the trash, she throws ''him'' out as well.
* InTheBlood: Tora inherited his love of maids from him, who likewise inherited it from Soosoo.
* KidnappedScientist: A good portion of Chapter 4 is spent dealing with who kidnapped him and why.
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[[folder:Soosoo]]
Tora's grampypon and Tatazo's dadapon.
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* DirtyOldMan: Spent most of his time locked in the family's lab. When Rex praises his dedication, Tora corrects him: that's where he kept his PornStash.
* MadScientist: Tora has fond memories of Soosoo leaning over blueprints and cackling maniacally.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dies prior to the start of the game.
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[[folder:Lila ''(Kiku)'']]
An artificial Blade created by Toras grampypon Soosoo and dadapon Tatazo.
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* BareFistedMonk: She's a Martial Artist, as shown by her boss fight.
* DisneyDeath: Ceases functioning after using the last of her power to jump-start Poppi's ether furnace properly. Of course, she's a robot, and her creator is right there. Tatazo simply repairs her.
* FlawedPrototype: Despite being of mostly superior quality to Poppi's default configuration, her Ether Furnace is only Tatazo's inferior replication of his dadapon's work, meaning Poppi is capable of matching her power output without her own Furnace working at full power.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Despite being reprogrammed to ignore Tatazo, she rips out the control device implanted in her to defy Bana and honor her creators.
* JetPack: Has one on her back.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit.
* ServileSnarker: While she's much more polite to her creator's face than Poppi, she's also a lot more passive-aggressive. The example given is that she frequently classifies Tatazo as household waste and attempts to throw him out with the garbage.
* SuperPrototype: Lila was the original creation of Soosoo, Tatazo, and some aid from Tora. Unlike Poppi, she has her full capabilities brought forth from the start thanks to the genius of Soosoo. Subverted though when it turns out her Ether Furnace is an inferior attempt to copy Poppi's. She claims to still be superior when she recognizes Poppi's Ether Furnace is not operating at full capacity, but [[spoiler: Poppi still [[CurbStompBattle crushes her]] one-on-one following the second fight with her.]]
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[[folder:The Kingpin - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
!!Don Dondon
Bana's dadapon and leader of the Lindwurm Anti-Ardanian organization.
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* ArcVillain: Of the Brionac/Lindwurm sidequest arc that starts with ''We Meet Again''.
* BonusBoss: Takes the original Bana's place as the strongest sidequest boss in the game.
* CallBack:
** Dondon is this to, ironically, [[XenobladeChronicles the original Bana]], being a regular-sized nopon kingpin fought riding a flying enemy after a long sidequest chain.
** Zadazan is named after Zazadan, one of the original Bana's pawns, but his role as the penultimate villain of the arc brings to mind fellow pawn Dedeba.
* CigarChomper: One of his distinguishing traits is a cigar in his mouth at all times, even when he's running on the wheel with Bana.
* TheDragon:
** Common Blade Akatsuki serves as his first, manipulating Brionac into fulfilling his wishes.
** Zadazan, another Nopon, is his second after the death of Akatsuki's Driver, and is fought right before Don Dondon himself.
** Bana also turns out to be another one unrelated to the others. His role is to build up Argentum, which will weaken Mor Ardain in return.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Akatsuki, Zadazan, and Bana were all members of Lindwurm under him. Argentum under Bana as a whole is also a piece in taking down Mor Ardain.
* PunnyName: His name is an obvious play on don, a common title for mafia bosses that he also has before his actual name.
* UnwittingPawn: Downplayed with Bana. While the two genuinely care for each other and Bana willingly helped his father, talking to Zadazan at Dondon's office after Lindwurm is taken care of reveals that Don Dondon had Zadazan forge the letters from Bana's mother, who had walked out years ago, to keep Bana focused on Argentum.
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! Gormott

[[folder:Dughall]]
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The corrupt Ardainian consul of Gormott and ally of Bana.
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Subverted. While he's completely aware his post is just [[ReassignedToAntarctica getting him out of the way]] and he permits things like insane delivery fees for merchants (since he gets a cut), he did actually do his job keeping the town guard in order. After he's deposed, [[RealityEnsues racial tensions flare and the militia is stretched to breaking point keeping the city running]]. Lampshaded later when the party is shocked to hear his administration might have been doing the occupied city some good.
* CorruptPolitician: Is the corrupt Ardanian consul of Gormott and is an ally of one of the villains: Bana.
* DirtyCoward: Hides behind his Blade rather than face Rex and the crew directly.
* FantasticRacism: When called out on using his Blade as a living shield, he states that he does not care about Blades' feelings, and mocks the protagonists for doing so. Notably averted regarding the province he was governing, though. He's never seen talking to the locals, but he doesn't go out of his way to insult the Gormotti either, and he was actually keeping military bigots in line (although he often refers to the city/province itself as a "flea-bitten backwater").
* {{Gonk}}: He's quite portly, has got a disproportionately big mouth, a big nose, a heavy brow and a gaudy mustache. Among the human cast, he's one of the uglier ones.
* SissyVillain: Has very...campy poses when he talks to people.
* SmugSnake: Dughall's absolutely full of himself, and acts like more of a bigshot than he really is. Naturally, Rex kicks his ass.
* StarterVillain: Is the first major boss the protagonists face, and disappears from the plot without fanfare after a single defeat.
* SurroundedByIdiots: While Bana gets frustrated when he states their dealings on open channels that Indol can overhear, even Dughall finds Captain Padraig to be a moron for not knowing the color of emerald. Even moreso with the fact Padraig never even informs him Brighid was there when they encountered the Aegis, leaving Dughall surprised when Mòrag and Brighid mention her.
* UncertainDoom: After he's defeated, he's mentioned as being deposed. It isn't clear if this means he was killed by the party in his boss fight, or if he survived the fight, but the Ardainian Empire stripped him of his power and had him tried for his illegal activity. His Blade not reverting to its Core Crystal on-screen after he is knocked out makes his exact fate more ambiguous.
* WarmupBoss: As capstone to the first real "dungeon" the player completes, he's pretty plainly just a punching bag so the player can understand the Blade combo mechanic, with an annoying Blowdown attack to show how useful seals can be.
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!Mor Adain

[[folder:Emperor Niall ''(Nefei)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Daniel Buckley (English)

The Emperor of Mor Ardain. Partnered with the Blade Aegaeon.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: He looks close to Rex's age.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Does die for a short time after shielding the protagonists from Bana's bomb, as shown by Aegaeon returning to his Core Crystal, but fortunately is quickly revived by Nia]].
* TheGoodKing: Is loved and respected by his people and he tries to do his best to solve the problem of the dying Mor Adain Titan without bloodshed.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Puts himself in the way of Bana's last ditch bomb so that Aegaeon can protect everyone else]].
* InadequateInheritor: [[spoiler:In a meeting with Mòrag after the peace talks he refuses to take back Aegaeon's Core Crystal, feeling that he failed as a Driver, being unable to save himself along with everyone else and decides that is better for his cousin Mòrag to keep hold of it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aegaeon ''(Wadatsumi)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese), Chris Ragland (English)

Emperor Niall's Blade and bodyguard.

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* AceCustom: Aegaeon looks much like the missing link between Common Blades and Rares, being essentially a much more ornate version of a Common. He's also one of the only story-related Blades, playable or not, whose weapon is of an existing type rather than unique.
* AncestralWeapon: Like with Brighid he has been passed down the Mor Adain royal bloodline.
* FailureKnight: Laments that he has become this after his failure to [[spoiler:save the life of Emperor Niall. Luckily, thanks to Nia, Emperor Niall survives. However, the current Aegaeon has no memory of his past self and Emperor Niall prohibits Aegaeon from accessing his past records, though he hears rumors about the incident. Brigid reassures to him that Emperor Niall simply wishes that he would use his strength to protect all of Alrest, rather than just him.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Wadatsumi" is one of the names for the Japanese God of Seas, [[JapaneseMythology born when Izanagi was washing himself clean of]] [[TheUnderworld Yomi's corruption]].
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!Uraya

[[folder:Cole]]
A playwright who makes plays based on the Aegis War and an old mercenary comrade of Vandham.
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* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:He got all the bad aspects of being a Flesh Eater Blade with none of the benefits. Aging, lack of power, and an inability to absorb required ether to live when in small amounts.]]
* MysteriousPast: Knows Pyra and Torna, but doesn't give anything specific on his past during his first meeting with Rex.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:His real name is Minoth and he once fought in the Aegis War alongside Mythra and Azurda]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:Due to Urayas less than ideal ether amount in the environment his dying body and health are significantly worsened by living there, shortening his lifespan significantly.]]
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[[folder:Queen Raqura ''(Queen Ragert)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher (English)

The Queen of Uraya.

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* AdiposeRex: Is noticeably more rotund than her starving subjects, as a consequence of Uraya's social stratification.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite Uraya's tensions being at an all-time high with Mor Ardain, she is willing to accept that the recent unprovoked attack on her people was a FalseFlagOperation after a little deliberation, and work out an agreement with Mor Ardain.
* OutOfFocus: Much of the exposition on Uraya is done through Vandham. Raqura doesn't even make a proper appearance until Chapter 6, well past the point where the party has moved on from Uraya. [[spoiler:She does play a featured role in the final Mercenary level-up mission, however]].

[[/folder]]

!Indol

[[folder:Amalthus ''(Marbeni)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese), Corey Johnson (English)

The Praetor of Indol who effectively controls the nation through Core Crystals.

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* AGodAmI: He considers himself the chosen of the Architect. He's deluded himself into believing that the Architect's will aligns with his own, and eventually begins referring to his own ambitions as what the Architect wants him to do. He refuses to even entertain the idea that he is wrong or should change, believing he will lose who he is (or rather has deluded himself into being) if he does so.
* AchillesHeel: He is initially weak to ice as a boss. Jin finishes him by freezing Amalthus to absolute zero.
* AlasPoorVillain: His death has shades of this, as Zeke thinks back on a conversation he had with Amalthus after he had saved his life, remarking on how horribly sad he seemed to be, and pondering if this was as genuinely a part of Amalthus as the monster that they had just witnessed. In the end it can come across that Amalthus was as much a thoroughly broken person as he was evil.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Besides forcing an EnemyMine, his arrival at the World Tree conveniently results in the deaths of four-fifths of Torna as well as himself, thus ensuring our heroes don't have to stain their hands with sympathetic-villain blood.
* BarrierChangeBoss: In his boss fight, he can change his weakness with the move "Divine Robe".
* BeingEvilSucks: Make no mistake, Amalthus is not a remotely happy person, his delusions of following the Architect's will being perhaps the only thing that keeps him going.
* BigBad: Shares this role with Malos; Malos is the greater physical threat of the two, even with Amalthus's transformed state, but Amalthus is the one responsible for setting Malos on his way.
* BigDamnHeroes: Given who he ends up being, he has a surprisingly impressive example of this trope, as he gets between the two armies just in time to stop all out war between Uraya and Mor Ardain.
* ChurchMilitant: Is the leader of Indol and also an extremist who wants to carry out his perverted interpretation of the Architect's will at any cost.
* CombatTentacles: Has them in his OneWingedAngel form.
* TheCorrupter: As Malos' Driver, Malos' personality was formed from Amalthus's desires, turning him into an OmnicidalManiac driven only by Amalthus's darkest impulses.
* DespairEventHorizon: Healing a wounded man, only to later catch him in the act of murder, drove him far enough into despair that he was willing to ''climb all the way to space'' in order to demand some kind of explanation from the Architect. Not getting one is perhaps part of what pushed him right over the edge.
* EmbodimentOfVice: Sloth, primarily, as befitting the leader of the nation themed after that particular sin. Though he plays the role of peacekeeper between the other nations, his contentment with keeping the world reliant on his services means no actual change occurs. Taken to extremes once he shows his true colors, embodying the more despairing and nihilistic aspects of sloth; he would rather just destroy the world than try to improve it, and he refuses to change who he is or acknowledge change in others.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He sees the ghost of his deceased mother in his final moments. It was also her death over 500 years ago that served as his StartOfDarkness.
* FallenHero: His life story is essentially one long downward spiral, from a KnightInSourArmor to an OmnicidalManiac to finally just not caring about anything but his own power and prestige.
* GoodShepherd: In his youth, he was a genuinely benevolent priest who healed the sick and injured and protected the weak and downtrodden.
* {{Expy}}: Essentially the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Patriarch Sergius]]. Both are {{Church Militant}}s who seek to use their respective god's power for nefarious means.
* FantasticRacism: He sees Blades as nothing more than tools to be used and discarded. Same for Titans. He wants the Architect's power in part to destroy both.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite coming off as wise and noble towards Rex and his friends, they were nothing more than a means for him to secure dominion over Alrest. He also drops all friendly pretenses on the way to Elysium with him and his soldiers attacking anyone in his way without giving them a chance.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother sacrificed herself when he was a young child as they were running from a soldier. He soon stumbled upon the soldiers' camp where he found his dead mother with eyes open and the soldiers asleep. Amalthus promptly snapped, hating the world as he picked up a large rock and smashed a soldier's head in. Not helping matters is that all his attempts at giving humanity another chance ended poorly, such as when a man whose wounds he had tended to went off and committed murder.
* TheHeavy: Everything that happens during the game can ultimately be traced back to him, and not just his bringing back the two Aegis cores from Elysium; he's also directly responsible for the formation of Torna with his post-war actions, his policies on Blades (Flesh Eaters and Blade Eaters) resulted in Nia and Zeke being able to join the party, and Indol's domineering presence over the other nations results in multiple bad outcomes for the party (Padraig moves to arrest Rex primarily because he's an unregistered Driver, Tantal believe themselves backed even further into a corner when Amalthus sends them an ultimatum and react poorly, etc.). Even the situation of the Titans dying out with no new ones to replace them is implied to be because of Amalthus's tampering with the natural lifecycle of Blades and Titans.
* {{Hypocrite}}: For all he carries on about how mankind is regressing technologically, he doesn't seem willing to admit that his own machinations keeping civilization dependent on an unsustainable resource he controls the distribution of might have anything to do with it.
* ImpliedAnswer: A major part of his motivation is that he saw one where there wasn't. As the Architect never actually stopped him from stealing the Aegis cores, attacking Torna, or any of his more dubious actions, he came to the conclusion that "God" was fully on board with his hatred of everything. The truth was simply that Klaus believed his atonement was doomed to fail, and let his new humanity do its thing no matter what came out of it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He is motivated solely by his own selfish desires and god complex. Even his despair over the world eventually came to be about how he thinks nothing else is as great as himself. Amalthus even admits to Rex the idea of people changing proves his selfish despair at the world's state is wrong, but doesn't care because ''he'' personally refuses to change because in his eyes he's already perfect.
* MisanthropeSupreme: His intense self-loathing and despair over the terrible state of the world festered into a desire to see everyone - humans, Blades, and Titans alike - destroyed forever.
* MotiveDecay: While he was originally driven by a belief that the world was irredeemably corrupt and needed to be destroyed, the fame he gained from climbing the World Tree brought him power and prestige, and he eventually became more interested in preserving the status quo and advancing his own self-interest than in any sort of cause.
* MouthOfSauron: Subverted. Amalthus ''believes'' himself to be this for the Architect, but in reality the Architect would rather have nothing to do with him.
* KarmicDeath: After some heavy beatdown from Rex and his party, it is Jin, one of the few survivors from the Kingdom of Torna that Amalthus destroyed 500 years ago, who finishes him off.
* KnightInSourArmor: In his youth, despite his cynicism, he still tried to make the world a better place. He was driven into complete despair by the seeming futility of his actions.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears white and gold robes. He is also one of the game's antagonists.
* OhCrap: The very first time his composure breaks is when Rex and Mythra rush Indol in midair, and it suddenly hits him that Rex and Mythra are trying to shoot down the transmission towers in Indol that let him control titans.
* OmnicidalManiac: He intends on wiping out everything that he deems unworthy with the power of the Architect.
* OneWingedAngel: He becomes a gigantic monstrosity after absorbing cores of countless Blades.
* PetTheDog: Despite his misanthropy, he seems to have genuine empathy for the downtrodden; he saved Zeke's life due to the circumstances reminding him of his childhood, and allows refugees to take shelter in Indol (Though he doesn't care enough to evacuate them before mobilizing Indol for war).
* PowerNullifier: Is able to subjugate Blades to a degree as a result of transplanting half of Fan's Core Crystal onto his forehead and his own Master Program abilities as Malos's Driver. Indol features transmission towers that amplify his power to the point he can even control the other Titans.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He hasn't aged at all since the Aegis war 500 years ago. While he makes the excuse that Indolines live longer than normal humans and that he still looks young due to being the Driver of an Aegis, the full truth is likely more due to his being a Blade Eater. That is while its conceivable that a normal Indoline could potentially live for five hundred years, they would be very elderly at that point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In his OneWingedAngel form.
* ReverseRelationshipReveal: Upon their first meeting, Rex gets an eerie feeling and sense of familiarity like he's talking to Malos instead of Amalthus, and wonders if Malos is somehow influencing Amalthus. Near the end of the story it's revealed that, as Amalthus's Blade, Malos's personality was formed ''from'' Amalthus's, making it closer to the other way around.
* ShadowArchetype: He serves as one to the Architect as Klaus, whereas Klaus genuinely wanted to make the world a better place despite his own god complex, Amalthus's own negative traits overwhelemed anything else about him as he became more concerned with his own godhood and desire to destroy the world filled with life unworthy of him. Essentially becoming a mortal Zanza.
* SinisterMinister: Is the ''Xenoblade'' equivalent of the Pope, has a deep hatred of Blades and is one half of the BigBadDuumvirate.
* SmugSnake: He tries so very hard to manipulate the heroes and establish control over all Blades in order to reach the Architect, but his plans fail at every turn and he is ultimately denied a second opportunity to reach Elysium. It is his Blade, Malos, that is the greater threat who has wrested free from dependence on Amalthus long ago.
* TheAssimilator: Weaponized the Blade Eater concept to a horrifying degree, becoming able to absorb entire Core Crystals and make himself ever more powerful as he chose only the best cores to absorb, albeit with some BodyHorror side effects. One motivation for the heroes to protect the weakened Jin from him is the fear that if he managed to absorb Jin he'd become utterly unstoppable.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The game marks his charge into battle with the Indol Titan without even evacuating the civilians as the point he goes too far. Even Mikhail is appalled when he notices the Titan he's wrestling with is still full of innocent people.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Jin chills him to absolute zero, Amalthus loses all composure and begins beseeching the Architect directly for providence before being reduced to a whimper.
--> "Father... Why do you not answer when I call...?"
* WalkingSpoiler: Not much can be said about Amalthus without revealing his connection to Malos as his Driver, his role in the destruction of Torna 500 years ago, and his desire to see the world wither away.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Has white hair and has almost zero sympathy for Blades, Titans, and humans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan la Norne / Haze ''(Kasumi)'']]

-->Voiced by: Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese), Samantha Dakin (English)

A Blade in service of Amalthus. Formerly known as Haze.
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* BigDamnHeroes: Nullifies Patroka's power when she attempts to rampage against Rex and the party, forcing Mikhail to retreat with her.
* IdentityAmnesia: Not remembering people is standard for a Blade, as they lose all their memories on being returned to their Core Crystal. Forgetting their ''name'', however, ''is'' unusual. [[note]]Blades appear to know their name the moment they are awakened, even after having been deactivated.[[/note]] [[spoiler:It's the first main hint that something is deeply wrong in Indol.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Jin kills her by running her through and destroying the remaining half of her Core Crystal. To him, Jin feels it is a mercy since it frees her from Amalthus' control.]]
* PowerCrystal: Has one, like all Blades. [[spoiler:However, as Mythra takes note of and points out to Nia, there's something ''wrong'' with hers; half of it is ''missing''. The culprit is eventually revealed to have been Amalthus.]]
* PowerNullifier: She can nullify the power of most Blades and in cases of really powerful ones, {{Nerf}}.
* StoryBreakerPower: Her ability to neutralise most Blades and weaken powerful ones would make a lot of encounters against enemy Blades a breeze. [[spoiler:So she ends up getting killed by Jin.]]
[[/folder]]

!Tantal

[[folder:King Eulogimenos]]
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-->Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (Japanese), Keith Bartlett (English)

Rules over the Kingdom of Theosoir, an ancient civilization that claims to have descended from Addam.
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* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Emperor Sorean]], both are fathers of someone in the party (Melia and Zeke respectively), both were scared for destruction of their respective kingdoms due to the power of a legendary sword in the game but pull a HeelFaceTurn in the end. [[spoiler:Of course, the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a parallel universe to Xenoblade Chronicles 1 means it is quite literal]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After initially [[spoiler:restraining the heroes and attempting to outright destroy the Aegis in order to prevent any further destruction to Alrest]], he [[spoiler:apologizes for his actions, recognizing that he only made things worse, and helps the heroes find the third, true Aegis sword]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He says that a ''lot'', to Zeke's ever-increasing exasperation. Especially when [[spoiler:he tries to say that his ancestors's seizing of the crown was for the good of the country and not really a power grab.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: In his youth he was much more like the party, and even had a dream of becoming a salvager, of all things. Probably the reason why he wasn't too harsh on Zeke for running away. There's a sidequest dedicated to getting him the sunken treasures he once longed for.
[[/folder]]

! Elysium

[[folder:Artifice Ophion ''(Device Serpent)'']]

A massive, serpent-like being who guards the way to the World Tree. Is also Pyra's Artifice.
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* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:After clearing the game, Ophion can be found still floating around the Cliffs of Morytha. It's level 117 and can be battled.]]
* CallBack: Ophion's upper body is essentially that of [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Weltall]], sharing its distinctive head shape in particular.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[spoiler:Aion is stated to be the most powerful of the Artifices, but it is a whopping 47 levels weaker than Ophion.]]
* HumongousMecha: Though it takes the shape of a serpent, it is actually an autonomous mechanical weapon.
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[[folder:Artifice Siren]]

A giant gold and white mech located high in the skies of Alrest. Mythra's Artifce.
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* KillSat: Functions as one for Mythra, able to rain down beams of light on whomever she chooses.
* MechaMooks: [[spoiler:Chapter 10 reveals that even though it's a weapon of mass destruction, it used to be a ''mass produced'' weapon of mass destruction. Mythra's is just the only one still active, until Malos takes over the space station's forces and reactivates the rest.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Pyra uses Siren's targeting laser to [[spoiler:threaten to destroy herself]]; the only difference between a targeting laser and a weaponized laser is the power you put into it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artifice Aion - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]

The strongest artifice, created with the purpose of destroying the entirety of Alrest.
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* CombatTentacles: Makes use of these during the boss battle.
* ContinuityNod: Its fight is a reference to the fight against [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Egil in the Mechonis Core]], it even has a super attack that can wipe out your party if you don't finish it off in time.
* DualityMotif: Its right half is black/red and demonic (complete with tail), its left half is white/green and angelic. Someone took "becoming god or devil" a bit too literally.
* FinalBoss: Malos pilots Aion to destroy Elysium, as he promised.
* GodzillaThreshold: The reluctance of the Beanstalk director to activate it indicates that it was built as a last resort. Too bad Klaus got to the Conduit first.
* HumongousMecha: One of the leftover war machines from Klaus's world.
* SelfDestructMechanism: The reactor overload variant. When it explodes, it explodes hard.
* SphereOfDestruction: Its most powerful attack, Prometheus, takes the form of a massive fireball that is likely to wipe out your entire party if you don't finish it off quick.
* SuperRobot: It's a one-of-a-kind mech with a crazy design, humanity's last resort that was apparently designed to be capable of ''destroying the world''.

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[[folder:The Architect ''(God of Genesis)'' - '''Unmarked Spoilers!''']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShintaroAsanuma (Japanese), Creator/AdamHowden (English)

The creator of life in the world of ''Xenoblade 2'' and the maker of ''Xenoblade'''s universe. Once a human scientist named Klaus, the Architect is the remaining benevolent half of Zanza. He created Malos and Pyra[=/=]Mythra personally as the Aegis.

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!Protagonists

[[folder:Rex]]
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->'' "I'm in. Let's go to Elysium. I'll take you there myself!"''

-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroShimono (Japanese), Al Weaver (English)

Rex is the main protagonist of ''Xenoblade Chronicles 2''. Starting the story working as a salvage diver, his whole life changes when he comes across a mysterious Blade, Pyra, and decides to take her to Elysium.



* AChildShallLeadThem: After [[spoiler:Vandham's death]], he becomes the head of the Garfont Mercenaries.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: As a salvager, Rex explores ruins under the Cloudsea to bring in the bread. It's a genuine passion - his favorite items include Coral Reversi, a popular boardgame of long ago, and Antiques.
* AffectionateNickname: Is called Rex-Rex by Nopon who respect him, such as Tora. And the powerful Chairman Bana, interestingly enough.
* AllLovingHero: By nature, he always assumes the best of people and tries to be everyone's friend, unless they really try to hurt him or are unrepentant. [[spoiler:This even extends to Malos and Jin after finding out their motives, with Rex wondering if he could have been friends with them without Amalthus' intervention]].
* AlmightyJanitor: He's this among Argentum regulars if you complete a sidequest. He's just a regular Salvager, but he can become a top-ranked one if you Salvage enough. This is opposed to Bana who, despite serving as head of the Argentum Trade Guild, is merely an average salvager.
* ArtEvolution: Rex's design [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKEq5DnV4AAtOEh.jpg evolved quite significantly]] from the reveal trailer to release.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: [[spoiler:The Garfont Mercenaries respect strength, and a sidequest needed to increase the Merc Group's influence involves earning their respect by laying the smackdown on some of them]].
* AttractiveZombie: He's basically a walking corpse given life by Pyra. He doesn't look too bad, all things considered.
* BackStab: Rex takes one of these from Jin when he finds Pyra. Pyra saves him, on the condition that he take her to Elysium.
** His Driver Art ''Sword Bash'' is also one of these, being more effective directly behind an opponent.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Like his predeccessor Shulk, Rex dies and comes back from the dead shortly afterwards, thanks to Pyra sharing part of her Core Crystal with him as a substitute for his damaged heart.]]
* BadassNormal: Even before becoming a Driver, Rex knows how to wield a sword and use Arts to protect himself while salvaging. Even Malos is impressed with his light feet and combat instincts when Torna scouts him for a salvaging mission.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In the final chapter [[spoiler:he is put in one by Klaus, where he has to literally fight alternate versions of his allies, who are projecting his own latent self doubts]].
* {{BFS}}: The Aegis is a pretty big sword and some of the regular Blades have larger ones.
* BlueIsHeroic: His salvage gear is primarily blue.
* CameraAbuse: One of the battle transitions involves [[https://youtu.be/xJdYJAkJlHo?t=14s him getting smacked by Mythra so hard, and it ends with him literally]] BreakingTheFourthWall.
* ChickMagnet: He has ShipTease with Pyra (both versions), and [[spoiler:Nia falls for him eventually. There's also some very subtle hints that Mòrag may have some fondness for him as well]].
* CombatMedic: The Aegis sword is technically an attacker-type, but comes with an art that drops healing potions, meaning that he's going to be both a source of damage and HP no matter the build. [[spoiler:By the end of the game, he has both the best offensive Blade and the best healer Blade locked to him, and gets extra perks for equipping both at once, so the game naturally shifts him towards this.]]
* ComingOfAgeStory: Interviews with the director have confirmed the focus of ''Xenoblade 2's'' story to be this for Rex.
* DeadToBeginWith: He is killed by Jin early on in the game. Fortunately, Pyra allows him to keep on living by lending him her life force.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens occasionally, notably one post battle quote is him asking if anyone else finds [[SheIsAllGrownUp Poppi's adult form]] distracting. Another post battle quote has him trying to make an excuse for staring at [[MsFanservice Mythra]]. A third post-battle quote has [[MsFanservice Kora]] asking Rex if her [[{{Stripperiffic}} attire]] is too tight on her, which Rex chooses not to answer after stumbling for a brief moment.
* {{Fetish}}: He blushingly admits to having one towards the end of the game. [[spoiler:It's ponytails.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: He winds up on the receiving end [[spoiler:by Nia, then Brighid, and finally Poppi in Chapter 7 after a [[DarkestHour brutal loss]] against Jin's true power and Pyra surrendering herself to spare them. He was [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness willing to give up due to failing Pyra]], in a far cry from his usual optimism]].
* GrapplingHookPistol: He has one built in his gauntlet - a handy tool for someone who explores ruins for a living. Creative use saves Rex's bacon several times throughout the story.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler:He's this to Shulk from the first ''Xenoblade'', since the first game's plot is happening in the universe Klaus created]].
* HeroesPreferSwords: His weapon before becoming Pyra's driver is a collapsible broadsword. Futher enforced by Pyra/Mythra and [[spoiler:Nia]].
* HeroesWantRedheads: Possibly with Pyra; Azurda distinctly implies this motivation for helping her in the Nintendo Direct presentation, and artwork depicts them holding hands.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a temporary one beginning of Chapter 7 [[spoiler:after losing to Jin and failing to protect Pyra]].
* InnocentlyInsensitive: He calls Pyra heavy when trying (and failing) to pull her up with his grappling hook. Azurda and Tora call him out for it.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: He reacts like this when [[spoiler:Nia confesses her love for him, being completely oblivious that she was talking about more than just platonic love. However, a vision invoked by the Architect later implies that Rex does understand Nia's feelings, and simply doesn't know how to address them]].
* MeaningfulName: His name means king in Latin; fitting, as [[spoiler:he becomes the leader of the Garfront Mercenaries.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: [[spoiler:Pyra can switch between two forms]], essentially giving Rex access to up to four Blades. On top of that, [[spoiler:after he unlocks the Master Driver program, he can engage any Blade in the party, even those bonded to other Drivers (except for Poppi)]].
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler:He never openly recognizes Nia's affections as romantic. Later events suggest that he may be aware of her feelings deep down, [[SelectiveObliviousness but is unable or unwilling to respond to them, as he has feelings for Pyra/Mythra]].]]
* OhCrap: Has a pretty big one near the ending [[spoiler:when he sees the "control room" Pyra/Mythra sent them to was actually a room full of escape pods and immediately realizes that she does not intend to leave with them]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: A mild example. Is frequently derided as a child over the course of the game, but he's been living on his own (well, on Azurda) and supporting himself for at least five years. His actual age is never stated, but his referring to his past on Fonsett as "when he was a kid" and Azurda at one point lampshading that Rex was never the biggest among his peers, suggests he is at least in his mid teens and just rather short for his age.
* ParentalAbandonment: His parents passed on when he was two years old, and Azurda's been taking up the slack as Rex's father figure.
* PowerCrystal: Has part of Pyra's Core Crystal set in his chest after becoming her Driver.
* ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges: [[spoiler:With having Pyra/Mythra as a Blade, he can access four different elements versus three for the other party members. And when he awakens the full power of the Aegis, he can link up to anyone's Blade (save for Poppi) and use any element he wants.]].
* ShipTease: Rex is heavily teased with Pyra [[spoiler:and by extension her alternate form, Mythra. It arguably becomes more than a tease when Zeke outright says that Mythra/Pyra's fused form Pneuma is the girl Rex loves and Rex doesn't object.]]
** Rex also had some with [[spoiler:Fan la Norne during the course of chapter 5. His reaction over her death towards the end of it in particular adds quite a bit of fuel to the fire.]] Beforehand, Nia also teases him on it by playfully threatening to tell Pyra on him.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:When Pyra/Mythra obtains her ultimate Pneuma form, she morphs his salvager suit into something more like futuristic space armor. This shift remains throughout the rest of the game]].
* SingleTargetSexuality: While he does get flustered by other girls on occasion, he only has eyes for Pyra/Mythra.
* SuperiorSuccessor: [[spoiler:He's able to awaken and control the full potential of Pyra/Mythra, where Mythra's previous Driver Addam elected to seal it away in the form of a sword.]]
* SticksToTheBack: His current weapon sticks to his back outside of combat.
* {{Synchronization}}: Thanks to Pyra sharing half of her lifeforce with Rex, they have a deeper connection than most Blades and Drivers; as a negative consequence, any pain or damage one sustains is felt by the other, making Pyra mortal.
* TooManyBelts: Less than some examples, but the double belt is still one more than necessary.
* TheUnchosenOne: [[spoiler:In stark contrast to his predecessor Shulk,]] Rex isn't chosen by Fate/God to become the Aegis's Driver, he just happened to be recruited on a mission to retrieve her and ends up becoming bonded to her out of the kindness of her heart. Well, and the fact that [[spoiler:he had just died and it was the only way to revive him.]] That said, Pyra does believe it was fate that they met, and Rex is multiple times referred to as being similar to the hero Addam.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pan-Fried Tartari, which Pyra can cook for him and [[ThroughHisStomach is only available through her]]. [[spoiler:According to Mythra, it's also Addam's favorite food, contrary to popular Tantalian lore that he preferred spicy Embercakes]].
* UnskilledButStrong: Both played straight and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. Rex is very much a novice Driver (though he is more experienced at regular fighting than one would expect, thanks to Azurda teaching him from a young age), but his Blade just so happens to be one of the strongest in existence. This allows him to go toe-to-toe with opponents that have a lot more experience than him. However, he is far from invincible, and his inexperience can and does cost him battles. Invoked by Mòrag during her boss fight in Chapter 2:
-->''"The power of the Aegis is formidable, but the Driver's skill betrays her..."''
* WideEyedIdealist: His enduring optimism is often criticized (but also praised) by the other characters, particularly Azurda and Nia. While he is eventually forced to confront the cold realities of life in Alrest, he keeps a stiff upper lip.
* WorkingClassHero: A simple salvager who makes a living pulling up scrap and treasures from the Cloud Sea, who gets wrapped up in an adventure that will decide the fate of the world.
* XMarksTheHero: He has a green X branded on his chest where part of Pyra's Driver crystal is embedded.

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!Blades
[[folder:In General]]
* AChildShallLeadThem: After [[spoiler:Vandham's death]], he becomes the head of the Garfont Mercenaries.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: As a salvager, Rex explores ruins under the Cloudsea to bring in the bread. It's a genuine passion - his favorite items include Coral Reversi, a popular boardgame of long ago, and Antiques.
* AffectionateNickname: Is called Rex-Rex by Nopon who respect him, such as Tora. And the powerful Chairman Bana, interestingly enough.
* AllLovingHero: By nature, he always assumes the best of people and tries to be everyone's friend, unless
AchillesHeel: While blades can normally rapidly heal from any injury (albeit they really try to hurt him or are unrepentant. [[spoiler:This even extends to Malos and Jin after finding out their motives, can still be knocked unconscious), with Rex wondering if he could have been friends with them without Amalthus' intervention]].
* AlmightyJanitor: He's this among Argentum regulars if you complete
a sidequest. He's just a regular Salvager, but he can become a top-ranked one if you Salvage enough. This is opposed few exceptions (such as an Aegis) significant damage to Bana who, despite serving as head of the Argentum Trade Guild, is merely an average salvager.
* ArtEvolution: Rex's design [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKEq5DnV4AAtOEh.jpg evolved quite significantly]] from the reveal trailer to release.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: [[spoiler:The Garfont Mercenaries respect strength, and a sidequest needed to increase the Merc Group's influence involves earning their respect by laying the smackdown on some of them]].
* AttractiveZombie: He's basically a walking corpse given life by Pyra. He doesn't look too bad, all things considered.
* BackStab: Rex takes one of these from Jin when he finds Pyra. Pyra saves him, on the condition that he take her to Elysium.
** His Driver Art ''Sword Bash'' is also one of these, being more effective directly behind an opponent.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Like his predeccessor Shulk, Rex dies and comes back from the dead shortly afterwards, thanks to Pyra sharing part of her
Core Crystal with him will kill them in short order. That said, its not a weakness that many can take advantage of, as it takes a substitute great deal of power and precision to damage a Core Crystal. Only two characters in the game successfully use this tactic to kill Blades in battle (Mythra and Jin). A more easily exploited weakness involves the various methods to block a Blade's ability to absorb ether from the atmosphere, as without this ability most Blades are basically powerless.
* CantDropTheHero: The main Blades,
for his damaged heart.story reasons, can't be unequipped from their Drivers. [[spoiler: Doesn't apply to New Game+.]]
* BadassNormal: Even before becoming a Driver, Rex knows how to wield a sword CastOfSnowflakes: The rare Blades all have very distinct appearances, as well as unique Heart-to-Hearts and use Arts to protect himself while salvaging. Even Malos is impressed with his light feet questlines.
* DamagerHealerTank: There are three types of Blades: Attacker, Healer,
and combat instincts when Torna scouts him for a salvaging mission.
Tank.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In the final chapter [[spoiler:he is put in one by Klaus, where he has to literally fight alternate versions of his allies, who are projecting his own latent self doubts]].
* {{BFS}}: The Aegis is a pretty big sword and some of the regular
DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Most Blades have larger ones.
at least two: [[spoiler:the Driver impaling themselves on their Blade's weapon to temporarily empower themselves]], and [[spoiler:consuming part of a human's body to become a Flesh Eater]].
* BlueIsHeroic: His salvage gear EquippableAlly: Equipping a Blade grants the Driver the ability to perform certain Arts. Each playable Driver can equip up to three Blades at a time.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Every Blade
is primarily blue.
* CameraAbuse: One
associated with a weapon type. Naturally, all but one of the battle transitions involves [[https://youtu.be/xJdYJAkJlHo?t=14s him getting smacked by Mythra so hard, story-important Blades have unique weapons that you can't obtain otherwise. Still, several of these unique weapons are bog-standard fantasy fare such as Greatswords; while the generic weapons feature such interesting tools as [[MixAndMatchWeapon shield-hammers]] and it ends [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX IP-friendly blitzballs]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Flesh Eater Blades are Blades that have incorporated human flesh into their bodies. This allows them to persist even if their Driver dies, and allows them to resonate
with him literally]] BreakingTheFourthWall.
* ChickMagnet: He
fellow Blades just like a Driver. In addition, their Core Crystals have a tinge of red incorporated to signify the change instead of being the usual blue. The inverse, a human that has ShipTease with Pyra (both versions), and [[spoiler:Nia falls for him eventually. There's had a Blade's Core Crystal incorporated into their body, also some very subtle hints that Mòrag may have some fondness for him as well]].
* CombatMedic: The Aegis sword is technically an attacker-type, but comes with an art that drops healing potions, meaning that he's going to be both a source of damage
exists; Mikhail, Zeke, and HP no matter the build. [[spoiler:By the end of the game, he has both the best offensive Blade and the best healer Blade locked to him, and gets extra perks for equipping both at once, so the game naturally shifts him towards this.Amalthus are all "Blade Eaters".]]
* ComingOfAgeStory: Interviews ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Due to all Blade's innate HealingFactor and immortality, novice drivers tend to use their Blades as living shields. Vandham warns Rex against this tactic - equal partnerships produce the strongest bonds and powers.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: A Blade whose Driver dies reverts back to Core Crystal form, and after an idle period, can resonate
with another Driver to reincarnate the director have confirmed Blade. However, the focus Blade loses all of ''Xenoblade 2's'' story to be this for Rex.
* DeadToBeginWith: He is killed by Jin early on
their memories in the game. Fortunately, Pyra allows him to keep on living by lending him her life force.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens occasionally, notably one post battle quote is him asking if anyone else finds [[SheIsAllGrownUp Poppi's adult form]] distracting. Another post battle quote has him trying to make an excuse
process except for staring at [[MsFanservice Mythra]]. A third post-battle quote has [[MsFanservice Kora]] asking Rex if her [[{{Stripperiffic}} attire]] is too tight on her, knowledge of their own name and their basic abilities, which Rex chooses not can be disturbing to answer after stumbling for a brief moment.
* {{Fetish}}: He blushingly admits to having one towards
people who knew the end of Blade's prior incarnation. This frequent amnesia bothers some Blades more than others, with many Blades keeping diaries in an effort to preserve their memories between incarnations. It all too often fails, due to the game. [[spoiler:It's ponytails.tendency of Drivers to die violent deaths.
* LimitBreak: Each Blade has three increasingly powerful Specials built up by performing Arts. The Driver tosses their weapon back to the Blade to perform them. At maximum Affinity, the gauge can build to a Level 4 Special - these moves pause the normal flow of combat to focus on the spectacle. [[InvulnerableAttack Enemy attacks will whiff during these techniques.
]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: He winds up on LivingWeapon: Each Blade is both an individual and a weapon, with the receiving end [[spoiler:by Nia, then Brighid, and finally Poppi weapon being more powerful in Chapter 7 after their Driver's hands than the Blade's own. If the weapon is broken or lost, the Blade can create a [[DarkestHour brutal loss]] new copy of it from their own core.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: If you don't have the potential/aptitude to be a Driver, trying to awaken a Blade has some ''nasty'' backlash on your body due to it not being able to handle the core crystal's power (ranging from nosebleeds that last for days, to outright death from massive hemorrhaging all over the body). Beyond that, however, they're not picky: Drivers include humanoids, but also monsters (an early boss fight pits you
against Jin's true power a Driver that happens to be an Elder Arachno) and, in special cases, even other Blades.
* PowerCrystal: Each Blade has a Core Crystal inside their body (almost always their chest). If the Core Crystal is destroyed (or in most cases just badly damaged), the Blade dies for good. [[spoiler:Said crystals are actually technologically advanced computation
and Pyra surrendering herself to spare them. He was [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness willing to give up due to failing Pyra]], in a far cry from his usual optimism]].
* GrapplingHookPistol: He has one built in his gauntlet - a handy tool for someone who explores ruins for a living. Creative use saves Rex's bacon several times throughout the story.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler:He's this to Shulk from the first ''Xenoblade'', since the first game's plot is happening in the universe Klaus created]].
* HeroesPreferSwords: His weapon before becoming Pyra's driver is a collapsible broadsword. Futher enforced by Pyra/Mythra and [[spoiler:Nia]].
* HeroesWantRedheads: Possibly
memory devices, with Pyra; Azurda distinctly implies this motivation for helping her in the Nintendo Direct presentation, and artwork depicts them holding hands.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a temporary one beginning of Chapter 7 [[spoiler:after losing to Jin and failing to protect Pyra]].
* InnocentlyInsensitive: He calls Pyra heavy when trying (and failing) to pull her up with his grappling hook. Azurda and Tora call him out for it.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: He reacts like this when [[spoiler:Nia confesses her love for him,
Aegis being completely oblivious that she was talking about more than just platonic love. However, a vision invoked by originally the Architect later implies that Rex does understand Nia's feelings, and simply doesn't know how to address them]].
* MeaningfulName: His name means king in Latin; fitting, as [[spoiler:he becomes
manager of all the leader of the Garfront Mercenaries.Core Crystals. They were originally developed as a replacement for human brains in a quest for immortality.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: [[spoiler:Pyra can switch between two forms]], essentially giving Rex access {{Reincarnation}}: After a Blade ceases to up function, they're returned to four Blades. On top of that, [[spoiler:after he unlocks the Master their Core Crystal. Once a new Driver program, he bonds with them, they're reborn without any memories of their past life.
* RequiredPartyMember: The main Blades for each party member (Dromarch for Nia, for example) cannot be removed from their Driver's palette of active Blades.
* SapientSteed: Quadrupedal Blades
can engage any Blade be ridden for faster travelling.
* StanceSystem: They act as the proverbial stances
in the party, even those bonded to other Drivers (except for Poppi)]].
game's StanceSystem, with most Blades contributing three Arts apiece.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler:He never openly recognizes Nia's affections as romantic. Later events suggest that he SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Blades who become Flesh Eaters may be aware end up with the worst of her feelings deep down, [[SelectiveObliviousness but is unable both worlds, losing both their immortality and the ability to properly respire ether, crippling their Blade powers. Others gain the ability to resonate like a Driver; or unwilling StoryBreakerPower to respond to them, as he has feelings for Pyra/Mythra]].rival the might of an Aegis. Most (but not all) suffer debilitating side effects. The very luckiest ones gain immense power with no side-effects at all, becoming the best possible mix of Driver and Blade.]]
* OhCrap: Has a pretty big one near the ending [[spoiler:when he sees the "control room" Pyra/Mythra sent them to was actually a room full of escape pods TronLines: Common blades and immediately realizes that she does not intend to leave with them]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: A mild example. Is frequently derided as a child over the course
some of the game, but he's been living unique blades have these. The rare blades can have them on his own (well, on Azurda) and supporting himself for at least five years. His actual age is never stated, but his referring to his past on Fonsett as "when he was a kid" and Azurda at one point lampshading that Rex was never their clothes; skin or in the biggest among his peers, suggests he is at least in his mid teens and just rather short for his age.
* ParentalAbandonment: His parents passed on when he was two years old, and Azurda's been taking up the slack as Rex's father figure.
* PowerCrystal: Has part
case of Pyra's Core Crystal set in his chest after becoming her Driver.
Perun, hair.
* ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges: [[spoiler:With having Pyra/Mythra as a Blade, he can access four different elements versus three for the other party members. And when he awakens the full power of the Aegis, he can link up to anyone's WeaponOfChoice: Each Blade (save for Poppi) powers a specific weapon type, which usually gives a visual reference to their role. BladeOnAStick wielders tend to focus on offense, {{Bare Fisted Monk}}s tend to be healers, and use any element he wants.]].
so on.
* ShipTease: Rex ViciousCycle: Late in the game [[spoiler:it is heavily teased with Pyra [[spoiler:and by extension her alternate form, Mythra. It arguably becomes more than a tease when Zeke outright says revealed that Mythra/Pyra's fused form Pneuma is the girl Rex loves and Rex doesn't object.]]
** Rex also had some with [[spoiler:Fan la Norne during the course of chapter 5. His reaction over her death towards the end of it in particular adds quite a bit of fuel
Blades are not truly immortal. Eventually their Cores return to the fire.]] Beforehand, Nia also teases him on it by playfully threatening to tell Pyra on him.
* SignificantWardrobeShift: [[spoiler:When Pyra/Mythra obtains her ultimate Pneuma form, she morphs his salvager suit into something more like futuristic space armor. This shift remains throughout the rest of the game]].
* SingleTargetSexuality: While he does get flustered by other girls on occasion, he only has eyes for Pyra/Mythra.
* SuperiorSuccessor: [[spoiler:He's able to awaken
Titans that birthed them and control the full potential of Pyra/Mythra, where Mythra's previous Driver Addam elected to seal it away in the form of a sword.]]
* SticksToTheBack: His current weapon sticks to his back outside of combat.
* {{Synchronization}}: Thanks to Pyra sharing half of her lifeforce with Rex, they have a deeper connection than most
become new Titans themselves, from which new Core Crystals and Blades and Drivers; as a negative consequence, any pain or damage one sustains is felt by the other, making Pyra mortal.
* TooManyBelts: Less than some examples, but the double belt is still one more than necessary.
* TheUnchosenOne: [[spoiler:In stark contrast to his predecessor Shulk,]] Rex isn't chosen by Fate/God to become the Aegis's Driver, he just happened to be recruited on a mission to retrieve her and ends up becoming bonded to her out of the kindness of her heart. Well,
are born, and the fact that [[spoiler:he had just died and it was the only way to revive him.]] That said, Pyra does believe it was fate that they met, and Rex is multiple times referred to as being similar to the hero Addam.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pan-Fried Tartari, which Pyra can cook for him and [[ThroughHisStomach is only available through her]]. [[spoiler:According to Mythra, it's also Addam's favorite food, contrary to popular Tantalian lore that he preferred spicy Embercakes]].
* UnskilledButStrong: Both played straight and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. Rex is very much a novice Driver (though he is more experienced at regular fighting than one would expect, thanks to Azurda teaching him from a young age), but his Blade just so happens to be one of the strongest in existence. This allows him to go toe-to-toe with opponents that have a lot more experience than him. However, he is far from invincible, and his inexperience can and does cost him battles. Invoked by Mòrag during her boss fight in Chapter 2:
-->''"The power of the Aegis is formidable, but the Driver's skill betrays her..."''
* WideEyedIdealist: His enduring optimism is often criticized (but also praised) by the other characters, particularly Azurda and Nia. While he is
titans eventually forced to confront the cold realities die of life in Alrest, he keeps old age. Each new phase involves a stiff upper lip.
* WorkingClassHero: A simple salvager who makes a living pulling up scrap and treasures from the Cloud Sea, who gets wrapped up in an adventure that will decide the fate
total loss of the world.
* XMarksTheHero: He has a green X branded on his chest where part of Pyra's Driver crystal is embedded.
memory]].



[[folder:Azurda ''(Seiryu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruChiba (Japanese), Sean Barrett (English)

A very old Titan who raised and provided a home for Rex since the boy's childhood. Rex addresses him as "Gramps".



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Subverted, while he's old enough to have been alive during important events in the backstory, he doesn't know much of interest apart from a few specifics [[spoiler:that he was [[SecretKeeper directly asked to sit on]].]] He even admits he just had no interest in human affairs at the time.
* BigDamnHeroes: He saves Rex's ass soon after he meets Pyra. Does this again in the ending [[spoiler:when an energy influx from Pyra/Mythra allows him to instantly regain his adult form after the party's escape pod breaks apart in the atmosphere]].
* BlueIsHeroic: His English name has the word azure in it, and his Japanese name refers to a legendary blue dragon.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:He begins and ends the story in his giant titan form]].
* BreathWeapon: In his adult form he can shoot quite destructive fire balls from his mouth.
* GeniusLoci: He's been Rex's flying bachelor pad since childhood.
* GoldDigger: Not Azurda himself, but if a late-game sidequest is any indication... he may have a type. [[spoiler:An ancient Argentum chest, requiring 11 Nopon Doubloons to unlock, is found to contain evidence of Azurda's unpaid loans. Apparently he really needed an expensive gift for his girlfriend at the time. He's appropriately abashed in the present day.]]
* HeadPet: When he regenerates to his larval state, he becomes small enough to ride in Rex's helmet.
* HealingFactor: According to him, he learned to stay alive by rapidly regenerating his most important body parts. The side effect is being reduced to an adorable larval stage that'll unfortunately take centuries to complete.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: He's quite draconic in nature, especially shown when he pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment early on that showcases his wings. Helps that his Japanese name is Seiryu who is a dragon.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name, ''Seiryu'', is the name of one of the FourGods, his being the Blue Dragon. [[{{Woolseyism}} His English name references this]] by alluding to "azure".
* ParentalSubstitute: Rex's parents died while he was still a baby, leaving Gramps to rear him as his own.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: After a grave injury, Gramps is forced to revert to his juvenile form - an adorable sugar-glider-like creature.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:He kept secret of the true fate of Addam, Mythra's previous Driver, and the existence of the Third Aegis sword.]]
* TimeAbyss: He's more than five hundred years old and wise enough to keep quite a few tricks up his sleeve. That said, he is far from old enough to answer any questions about the Architect.
* VocalDissonance: Done on purpose. He retains his elderly voice after regenerating into his baby stage, though it's softer than before.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[MoodWhiplash Hilariously]] {{Subverted|Trope}}. After Rex is revived, Gramps takes fatal wounds rescuing him along with Pyra and Nia. After his body seemingly fades, he quickly reveals that he's simply regenerated into a baby version of himself. [[spoiler:Even his initial titan form is subverted, as it returns in a BigDamnHeroes moment at the end of the story]].
* WeakButSkilled: He's much smaller than some other Titans (though it also seems Titans around his size actually make up the majority of the Titan population) and doesn't have the raw power the largest ones have. However, he's the only Titan seen that can speak human language and he can (perhaps) effectively live forever thanks to his ability to revert himself into a larval stage, while the other Titans have limited lifespans.
* YouDidntAsk: [[spoiler:Azurda knows a ''lot'' more about Pyra than he lets on, but nobody ever has any reason to suspect him. He's forgiven for withholding one extremely important secret because it essentially had to play out without his input as a crutch.]]

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[[folder:Common Blades]]
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-->Voiced by: Various

The most common type of Blade. While they lack the versatility and growth potential of Rare Blades, they help fill out gaps in your party and complete mercenary missions. Their strength is estimated in "crowns"; 1-4 crowns denote increasingly strong common Blades, and 5 marks a Rare.

* BeenThereShapedHistory: Subverted, while he's old enough to have been alive during important events BoringButPractical: Especially in the backstory, he doesn't know much of interest apart from a few specifics [[spoiler:that he was [[SecretKeeper directly asked to sit on]].]] He even admits he just had no interest in human affairs at the time.
* BigDamnHeroes: He saves Rex's ass soon after he meets Pyra. Does this again in the ending [[spoiler:when an energy influx from Pyra/Mythra allows him to instantly regain his adult form after the party's escape pod breaks apart in the atmosphere]].
* BlueIsHeroic: His English name has the word azure in it, and his Japanese name refers to a legendary blue dragon.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:He begins and ends the story in his giant titan form]].
* BreathWeapon: In his adult form he can shoot quite destructive fire balls from his mouth.
* GeniusLoci: He's been Rex's flying bachelor pad since childhood.
* GoldDigger: Not Azurda himself, but if a late-game sidequest is
early game, before you get any indication... he may good special Blades. Once you have a type. [[spoiler:An ancient Argentum chest, requiring 11 Nopon Doubloons to unlock, is found to contain evidence of Azurda's unpaid loans. Apparently he really needed an expensive gift full set, they remain useful for his girlfriend at Merc missions and for the time. He's appropriately abashed key items earned by filling out their affinity charts, which can be cashed in the present day.]]
for large amounts of WP.
* HeadPet: When he regenerates to his larval state, he becomes small enough to ride in Rex's helmet.
* HealingFactor: According to him, he learned to stay alive by rapidly regenerating his most important body parts. The side effect is being reduced to an adorable larval stage that'll unfortunately take centuries to complete.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: He's quite draconic in nature, especially shown when he pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment early
CantCatchUp: Common blades don't have nearly as many segments on that showcases his wings. Helps that his Japanese name is Seiryu who is a dragon.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name, ''Seiryu'', is the name of one of the FourGods, his being the Blue Dragon. [[{{Woolseyism}} His English name references this]] by alluding to "azure".
* ParentalSubstitute: Rex's parents died while he was still a baby, leaving Gramps to rear him as his own.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: After a grave injury, Gramps is forced to revert to his juvenile form - an adorable sugar-glider-like creature.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:He kept secret of the true fate of Addam, Mythra's previous Driver, and the existence of the Third Aegis sword.]]
* TimeAbyss: He's more than five hundred years old and wise enough to keep quite a few tricks up his sleeve. That said, he is far from old enough to answer any questions about the Architect.
* VocalDissonance: Done on purpose. He retains his elderly voice after regenerating into his baby stage, though
their affinity chart, so it's softer than before.
unlikely you'll be using that 1-crown Blade all the way through the endgame.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[MoodWhiplash Hilariously]] {{Subverted|Trope}}. After Rex is revived, ComMons: You will probably get a lot of these while trying to get a rare Blade.
* CrutchCharacter: Tend to be this until one can draw enough Rare Blades, or in Mercenary Missions. ''Especially'' the one
Gramps takes fatal wounds rescuing him along hands over, which cannot be released or transferred.
* EmergencyWeapon: The Blade that Gramps hands over cannot be ditched or transferred.
* FacelessMooks: Used by most NPC Drivers.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: 4-crown common Blades can very useful warriors. They're still of considerable value even outside of battle, as they leave behind a super rare Overdrive Protocol if released
with Pyra and Nia. After his a filled-out affinity chart.
* PlayerMooks: Their main purpose in the mid-game is to send them on mercenary missions.
* ElementalPowers: Can come in any element save for Light.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Common Blades come in 4
body seemingly fades, he quickly reveals that he's simply regenerated into a baby version of himself. [[spoiler:Even his initial titan form is subverted, as it returns in a BigDamnHeroes moment at types, [[ArtificialHuman Male]], [[RobotGirl Female]], [[TopHeavyGuy Big Male]], and [[PantheraAwesome Quadruped]], with slight variations based on their element, weapon, and helmet design. Given the end number of Core Crystals you'll be awakening, you'll see all the story]].
* WeakButSkilled: He's much smaller than some other Titans (though it also seems Titans around his size actually make up the majority of the Titan population) and doesn't have the raw power the largest ones have. However, he's the only Titan seen that can speak human language and he can (perhaps) effectively live forever thanks to his ability to revert himself into a larval stage, while the other Titans have limited lifespans.
* YouDidntAsk: [[spoiler:Azurda knows a ''lot'' more about Pyra than he lets on, but nobody ever has any reason to suspect him. He's forgiven for withholding one extremely important secret because it essentially had to play out without his input as a crutch.]]
different variants quite quickly.



[[folder:Nia ''(Niyah)'' ]]
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-->Voiced by: Hitomi Oowada (Japanese), Catrin-Mai Huw (English)

A member of Torna who Rex meets after he takes up a salvaging job. After witnessing her comrade Jin kill Rex, she defects from the group and decides to lend her aid to the newly revived Driver. Nia is a sharp-tongued [[CatFolk Gormotti]] girl who's always accompanied by her Blade, guardian, and confidante Dromarch.

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[[folder:Nia ''(Niyah)'' ]]
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[[folder:Adenine ''(Shiki)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Hitomi Oowada Creator/MamikoNoto (Japanese), Catrin-Mai Huw (English)

A member of Torna who Rex meets after he takes up a salvaging job. After witnessing her comrade Jin kill Rex, she defects from the group and decides to lend her aid to the newly revived Driver. Nia is a sharp-tongued [[CatFolk Gormotti]] girl who's always accompanied by her Blade, guardian, and confidante Dromarch.
Laural Lefkow (English)
-->Designed by: Koji Ogata

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves



* ACupAngst: In the FuroScene, she's rather jealous of Pyra and Mythra's goods.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:Nia actually manages to get herself to confess that she loves Rex. [[LoveYouAndEverybody His response]] makes her laugh due to the way he phrased it, and she graciously hands him off to Pyra/Mythra in the end.]]
* BishonenLine: [[spoiler:[[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. In her Driver form, Nia is somewhat of a diminutive, but mostly-humanoid Gormotti that wears baggy, but conservative clothing and tends to exhibit some cat-like behavior, such as hissing when she's angry or doggy paddling to swim in water. In her Blade form, however, she becomes taller, wears more loose and revealing clothing, loses several of her cat-like traits (except for her ears), and overall becomes much more human-like in her mannerisms and animations compared to her Driver form]].
* BlueBlood: [[spoiler:[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. She describes her past as the daughter of a nobleman who spent his fortunes fruitlessly trying to cure her chronically ill sister; he died shortly afterwards. The truth, however, is that her "sister" was her Driver, and the nobleman that girl's father. It's also implied that the treatments that her "father" was so desperately looking for were healer Blades.]]
* CatGirl: One of many CatFolk who hail from the Titan Gormott.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has visible cuspids on her teeth line when she speaks.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Used to be a member of Torna until she witnessed Rex's murder by Jin.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: [[spoiler:After her family died she decided to hide her nature as a Blade and went on searching for a reason to live. This led her to join Torna as a RebelWithoutACause. It is only after adventuring with Rex and his optimism that she decides her purpose is to accept her nature as a Blade and protect those she loves]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: She has a [[MaleGaze bit of a stare]] at Mythra in the [[HotSpringsEpisode hot spring scene]], though her expression also communicates a bit of ACupAngst.
-->-- ''"Nice bod you've got there."''
* DistressedDamsel: She and Dromarch are arrested shortly after arriving in Torigoth, with Rex and Tora setting out to rescue them before their execution. [[spoiler:Except...not really; it's just a rumor spread by Mòrag to [[ExploitedTrope draw out Rex and Pyra]].]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: She has no problem working with a shady organization for personal gain, but does not take it well when Torna starts [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killing their hired help after locating the Aegis]].
* FurryReminder: As a [[CatGirl Gormotti]], she sometimes exhibits feline behaviors like hissing when she's mad and scratching at things. Her ears also move to reflect her mood.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Heatedly shoves Rex into a bunch of barrels when [[spoiler:he succumbs to despair after a crushing defeat in Chapter 6]].
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Her CombinationAttack with Pyra only becomes available after Nia's unsuccessful love confession, showing there's no resentment. While she does get rather vicious during a later SecretTestOfCharacter, it's implied to be a construct of Rex's deepest fears, not necessarily her actual feelings.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Averted, as Nia is [[ShipperOnDeck supportive of Rex and Pyra/Mythra]] despite her own interest. [[spoiler:Rex's SecretTestOfCharacter in the last chapter, however, implies she's nursing a lot of buried resentment at his obliviousness (albeit its also all but stated that this was not actually Nia but rather a representation of Rex's own fears that took on Nia's form, while the real Nia was undergoing her own SecretTestOfCharacter, as were the rest of the group, that we don't see on screen).]]
* HarmfulHealing: [[spoiler: She uses this [[ExploitedTrope intentionally]] against Malos, causing his cells to regenerate out of control and basically giving him fast-acting cancer that causes his body to start bursting at the seams. She remarks proudly that even if he is an Aegis his body is still made out of the same stuff as everyone else. Unfortunately, [[PlotArmor Malos is an Aegis,]] so this only takes him out of the picture until the next cutscene where he has fully recovered from the attack. Points for creativity, though.]]
* InternalReveal: [[spoiler:Her nature as a Flesh Eater is revealed to the player when she heals Emperor Niall with everyone distracted. It's only when the party is facing the Phantasms guarding the third Aegis sword that she outs herself as a Blade, not wanting anyone dying on her again.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: [[spoiler:After TheReveal in Chapter 7 that she is a Flesh Eater Blade, she can be played as a Driver or as Rex's Blade.]]
* TheMedic: Starts off with Dromarch, a healing-type Blade. Her various weapon Arts also include a few full-party heal spells. [[spoiler:Her healing powers are significantly boosted in her Blade form, to the point that she can weaponize it by causing [[BodyHorror rampant cellular regeneration]].]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: Nia can be on the dour side and takes herself seriously, but this is balanced by moments of complete daffiness when her blood gets pumping. Examples include her adorable cat-like dance to cheer on her Blades during a special, and her comments when she comes up for a Chain Attack:
-->''"Here I come, ready or Gormotti!"''
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Dromarch. She only sees him as a family since he's the last reminder of her father after he passed away. In Kora's sidequest, Nia clearly has no romantic feelings toward Dromarch. To her, Nia thought of him as a butler or a parent.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Got officially promoted to daughter status after her Driver, the real daughter, passed away. While the relationship seemed good enough for her to be fond of her "father" even today, this wasn't exactly a mark of mental stability on his part. Especially given what would have had to have been done to make her a Flesh Eater and still remember her life with her Driver (namely having her Driver's cells implanted while the Driver was still alive.]]
* TheReveal: She is a [[spoiler:Flesh Eater Blade with the ability to regenerate life. She uses this to counteract Malos' ability to erase all matter.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: [[spoiler:She eventually falls for the very heroic Rex. Unfortunately for her, he has eyes only for the Aegis]].
* SinisterScimitar: [[spoiler:Her Blade weapon.]]
* {{Stripperific}}: [[spoiler:Nia's outfit as a Blade is a ceremonial dress that bottoms out to a pretty skimpy LeotardOfPower.]]
* StockAnimalDiet: [[CatGirl Fish]].
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler: As a successful Flesh Eater Blade her already existing healing abilities have become powerful enough to bring back the recently dead (at least under certain circumstances), and to essentially nullify the Aegis Malos' destruction powers (at least at close range). She even became able to weaponize her healing, by using an art that causes the cells of her opponent's body to multiply until their body starts to break apart.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She is prickly and quick to anger, but eventually mellows out to the party.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She likes seafood in general, but has a special fondness for other dishes: Cream Orange Paratha and Snowbaby Potato Salad.
* VocalDissonance: Her English voice may make her sound a little older to some people who haven't heard a Welsh accent before, in spite of her rather young appearance, [[spoiler:even if she is a Blade that can live for a long time]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing everything about her reveals a great deal of the background plot and setting, and the motivations of a number of the villainous characters.

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* ACupAngst: In the FuroScene, she's rather jealous AnArmAndALeg: Has parts of Pyra and Mythra's goods.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:Nia actually manages to get herself to confess that she loves Rex. [[LoveYouAndEverybody His response]] makes
her laugh body just... missing. This doesn't seem to hinder her at all.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It can be easy to mistake her for a boy
due to her short hair.
* BadassBookworm: Enjoys books, especially ancient literature and historical texts. Her weapons are spiked tomes that materialize around her wrists like gauntlets, and a giant volume hangs from her back on a chain. Her strength stat is also higher than average compared to some of
the way he phrased other rare Blades.
* CashGate: Her Affinity Nodes are opened by acquiring and translating ancient books. One of them can be found on auction in Argentum, where the bidding options range from pennies to a small fortune... Subverted, though, as the Nopon are such penny-pinchers that even the lowest available bid is sufficient enough to buy the book.
* HappyDance: When she gets really excited, she dances by hopping on one foot and spinning in place while shaking her hand above her head.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Subverted. At the end of her personal side quest, she decides to make the World Tree's data archive her home for the rest of her life due to its wealth of knowledge (she notes it will take one-thousand years to study all of
it, but her Driver won't live as long). However, she can still travel with the party and she graciously hands him off to Pyra/Mythra be sent on Merc Missions. She'll just be spending her free time in the end.archive instead of Garfront.]]
* BishonenLine: [[spoiler:[[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. In PaperMaster: Her robe is made of sheets of paper, and her Driver form, Nia is somewhat attacks are accompanied by pages flying everywhere.
* PowerFist: Manifests a pair
of a diminutive, but mostly-humanoid Gormotti combat knuckles (in the form of books that wears baggy, but conservative clothing and tends to exhibit some cat-like behavior, such as hissing when she's angry or doggy paddling to swim in water. In her Blade form, however, she becomes taller, wears more loose and revealing clothing, loses project energy spikes).
* TooManyBelts: Has
several of belts integrated into her cat-like traits (except for outfit.
* WorthyOpponent: In
her ears), and overall becomes much more human-like in her mannerisms and animations compared to her Driver form]].
* BlueBlood: [[spoiler:[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. She describes her past as the daughter of a nobleman who spent his fortunes fruitlessly trying to cure her chronically ill sister; he died shortly afterwards. The truth, however, is that her "sister" was her Driver, and the nobleman that girl's father. It's also implied that the treatments that her "father" was so desperately looking for were healer Blades.]]
* CatGirl: One of many CatFolk who hail from the Titan Gormott.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has visible cuspids on her teeth line when
Heart-to-Heart, she speaks.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Used to be a member of Torna until she witnessed Rex's murder by Jin.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: [[spoiler:After her family died she decided to hide her nature as a Blade and went on searching for a reason to live. This led her to join Torna as a RebelWithoutACause. It is only after adventuring with Rex and his optimism that she decides her purpose is to accept her nature as a Blade and protect those she loves]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: She has a [[MaleGaze bit of a stare]] at Mythra in the [[HotSpringsEpisode hot spring scene]], though her expression also communicates a bit of ACupAngst.
-->-- ''"Nice bod you've got there."''
* DistressedDamsel: She and Dromarch are arrested shortly after arriving in Torigoth, with Rex and Tora setting out to rescue them before their execution. [[spoiler:Except...not really; it's just a rumor spread by Mòrag to [[ExploitedTrope draw out Rex and Pyra]].]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: She has no problem working
matches wits with a shady organization for personal gain, but does not take it well when Torna starts [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killing their hired help after locating the Aegis]].
* FurryReminder: As a [[CatGirl Gormotti]], she sometimes exhibits feline behaviors like hissing when she's mad and scratching at things. Her ears also move to reflect her mood.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Heatedly shoves Rex into a bunch of barrels when [[spoiler:he succumbs to despair after a crushing defeat in Chapter 6]].
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Her CombinationAttack with Pyra only becomes available after Nia's unsuccessful love confession, showing there's no resentment. While she does get rather vicious during a later SecretTestOfCharacter, it's implied to be a construct of Rex's deepest fears, not necessarily her actual feelings.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Averted, as Nia is [[ShipperOnDeck supportive of Rex and Pyra/Mythra]] despite her own interest. [[spoiler:Rex's SecretTestOfCharacter in the last chapter, however, implies she's nursing a lot of buried resentment at his obliviousness (albeit its also all but stated that this was not actually Nia but rather a representation of Rex's own fears that took
scholarly Nopon who laid eyes on Nia's form, while the real Nia was undergoing her own SecretTestOfCharacter, as were the rest of the group, that we don't see on screen).]]
* HarmfulHealing: [[spoiler: She uses this [[ExploitedTrope intentionally]] against Malos, causing his cells to regenerate out of control and basically giving him fast-acting cancer that causes his body to start bursting at the seams. She remarks proudly that even if he is an Aegis his body is still made out of
the same stuff as everyone else. Unfortunately, [[PlotArmor Malos is an Aegis,]] so this only takes him book she wanted. No one wins, but the Nopon bows out of the picture until the next cutscene where he has fully recovered from the attack. Points for creativity, though.]]
* InternalReveal: [[spoiler:Her nature as a Flesh Eater is revealed to the player when she heals Emperor Niall with everyone distracted. It's only when the party is facing the Phantasms guarding the third Aegis sword that she outs herself as a Blade, not wanting anyone dying on her again.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: [[spoiler:After TheReveal in Chapter 7 that she is a Flesh Eater Blade, she can be played as a Driver or as Rex's Blade.]]
* TheMedic: Starts off with Dromarch, a healing-type Blade. Her various weapon Arts also include a few full-party heal spells. [[spoiler:Her healing powers are significantly boosted in her Blade form, to the point that she can weaponize it by causing [[BodyHorror rampant cellular regeneration]].]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: Nia can be on the dour side
gracefully and takes herself seriously, but this is balanced by moments of complete daffiness when her blood gets pumping. Examples include her adorable cat-like dance to cheer on her Blades during a special, and her comments when she comes up for a Chain Attack:
-->''"Here I come, ready or Gormotti!"''
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Dromarch. She only sees him as a family since he's the last reminder of her father after he passed away. In Kora's sidequest, Nia clearly has no romantic feelings toward Dromarch. To her, Nia thought of him as a butler or a parent.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Got officially promoted to daughter status after her Driver, the real daughter, passed away. While the relationship seemed good enough for
allows her to be fond of her "father" even today, this wasn't exactly a mark of mental stability on his part. Especially given what would purchase the text.
* WhammyBid: During an auction in Argentum, you
have had to have been done to make her a Flesh Eater and still remember her life with her Driver (namely having her Driver's cells implanted while the Driver was still alive.]]
* TheReveal: She is
option to bid a [[spoiler:Flesh Eater Blade with large quantity of gold for a Tome of Morytha; the ability to regenerate life. She uses this to counteract Malos' ability to erase all matter.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: [[spoiler:She eventually falls for the very heroic Rex. Unfortunately for her, he has eyes only for the Aegis]].
* SinisterScimitar: [[spoiler:Her Blade weapon.]]
* {{Stripperific}}: [[spoiler:Nia's outfit as a Blade is a ceremonial dress that bottoms out to a pretty skimpy LeotardOfPower.]]
* StockAnimalDiet: [[CatGirl Fish]].
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler: As a successful Flesh Eater Blade her already existing healing abilities have become powerful enough to bring back the recently dead (at least under certain circumstances), and to essentially nullify the Aegis Malos' destruction powers (at least at close range). She even became able to weaponize her healing, by using an art that causes the cells of her opponent's body to multiply until their body starts to break apart.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She is prickly and quick to anger, but eventually mellows out to the party.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She likes seafood in general, but has a special fondness for
other dishes: Cream Orange Paratha and Snowbaby Potato Salad.
* VocalDissonance: Her English voice
bidders are putting up laughably small amounts. The auction may make her sound drag out longer than necessary unless you stump them all with a little older to some people who haven't heard a Welsh accent before, in spite sack of her rather young appearance, [[spoiler:even if she cash, one of which is also a Blade that can live for a long time]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing everything about her reveals a great deal of the background plot and setting, and the motivations of a number of the villainous characters.
laughably small amount (30 G).



[[folder:Tora]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AiNonaka (Japanese), Rasmus Hardiker (English)

A GadgeteerGenius Nopon from Torigoth who, like his father and grandfather, dreams of being a Driver but simply has no talent to bond with Blades naturally. Instead, the family decides to build their own from scratch. When Rex and Pyra are on the run from authorities, Tora helps them escape and subsequently joins them when they help finish his masterpiece.

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[[folder:Tora]]
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[[folder:Agate ''(Meno)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AiNonaka Creator/AtsumiTanezaki (Japanese), Rasmus Hardiker (English)

A GadgeteerGenius Nopon from Torigoth who, like his father and grandfather, dreams of being a Driver but simply has no talent to bond with Blades naturally. Instead, the family decides to build their own from scratch. When Rex and Pyra are on the run from authorities, Tora helps them escape and subsequently joins them when they help finish his masterpiece.
Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Yusuke Kozaki

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe



* BadassNormal: Completely unable to resonate with Core Crystals. So he builds Poppi α instead.
* BigBrotherWorship: Tora views Rex as a big brother and looks up to him.
* CovertPervert:
** He clearly has a maid fetish that he tries to hide from others. His wardrobe is filled with maid costumes and Poppi's initial personality setting is that of a cutesy maid.
** He also programmed several "questionable" functions into Poppi for his own titillation, [[TranquilFury to Brighid's ire]].
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: In one post-battle dialogue chain, Zeke makes fun of Tora's Nopon [[YouNoTakeCandle speech patterns]]. Tora claims that, in Noponese, he's considered a poet.
* FanBoy: Of Drivers, since he wishes to be one despite his missing the aptitude to resonate with a Core Crystal. This is why he helps Rex and Pyra escape Mòrag.
* MagikarpPower: Tora serves perfectly well as a tank early on, but having only one Blade becomes a hindrance in the midgame when Blade Combos dominate. Poppi's pre-loaded abilities also begin to wear thin, requiring the player to either play "Tiger! Tiger!" to get better ones or just switch him out for the much stronger and mechanically familiar Mòrag. The addition of Poppi QT fixes some of Tora's issues, but still leaves him lagging. Spend the time to fully upgrade and customize Poppi, though, and Tora can become strong enough to solo superbosses in a fraction of the time it takes other characters.
* MadeOfIron: Tora failed to become a Driver naturally, but got off with a 3-day nosebleed; many other unlucky Driver candidates die or suffer permanent injury for their efforts. Appropriately, he and Poppi start off filling the Tank role, and Tora has the heroes's highest HP growth.
* MeaningfulName: His name means tiger. Appropriately, Poppi can be customized with parts and currency earned through a computer game called "Tiger! Tiger!"... which Tora developed himself.
* NaiveNewcomer: As the newest Driver and someone who wasn't even supposed to be one, he's constantly wondering how a true Driver should be, and if he's even up to the task. The issue is that Rex is usually his first pick to ask questions to... even though Rex was only a Driver for a few days more than him, resulting in really awkward answers.
* NoSocialSkills: Tora is quite sensitive and can tell when someone is bothered by something. But between being an engineering shut-in and being a Nopon (which leads to some InUniverse ValuesDissonance) he has trouble getting people to open up. In particular, he often breaks the ice by asking someone if they're hungry or worried about money, which are common topics for Nopons; others just find it offensively trivial or personal.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Comes with being a Nopon.
* RuleOfCool: A strong believer in it. He's into engineering because machines should be awesome (or lewd) in some way, a man's romance as he puts it. His designing method starts with picking a name as cool as possible ("the most important step!") and then building around it. One Heart-to-Heart reveals that he felt incredibly sad for his daddypon when he was kidnapped to work for Bana's factory, not because he was forced to build war machines, but because he was forced to design generic, uninteresting MechaMooks.
* ScienceHero: Fights alongside Poppi α, whom he built and programmed from scratch (with the help of his Dadapon and Grampypon's schematics).
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Played with. He is the shortest of the playable characters, but is pretty sizable for a Nopon; he's a brilliant engineer, but misses the finer points of human etiquette.
* SpearCounterpart: He's an {{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Lin Lee Koo]], being a GadgeteerGenius with a close friendship with the main character, being the party's initial tank character (and uses Shields as a weapon), and has story quests that involve finishing a great creation started by relatives.
* StoneWall: He has incredible HP growth and Poppi starts off as a Tank-type.
* TookAThirdOption: He couldn't be a Driver, and he could've given up, but he took option 3 by building Poppi.

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* BadassNormal: Completely unable to resonate with Core Crystals. So he builds Poppi α instead.
* BigBrotherWorship: Tora views Rex as a big brother and looks up to him.
* CovertPervert:
** He clearly has a maid fetish that he tries to hide from others. His wardrobe is filled with maid costumes and Poppi's initial personality setting is that of a cutesy maid.
** He also programmed several "questionable" functions into Poppi for his own titillation, [[TranquilFury to Brighid's ire]].
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: In one post-battle dialogue chain, Zeke makes fun of Tora's Nopon [[YouNoTakeCandle speech patterns]]. Tora claims that, in Noponese, he's considered a poet.
* FanBoy: Of Drivers, since he wishes to be one despite his missing the aptitude to resonate
AnAxeToGrind: Unlike most {{Cute Witch}}es, she's armed with a Core Crystal. This is why he helps Rex and Pyra escape Mòrag.
battleaxe.
* MagikarpPower: Tora serves perfectly well as BigNo: Agate mistakes a tank early on, but having only one Blade becomes Nopon for a hindrance in the midgame giant bug. She screams when Blade Combos dominate. Poppi's pre-loaded abilities also begin it starts moving toward her.
* CuteWitch: Her outfit is designed
to wear thin, requiring resemble a witch's dress, hat 'n all.
* GemstoneAssault: Agate's Specials kick up brilliant pink jewels from
the player ground to either play "Tiger! Tiger!" to get better ones or just switch him out for the much stronger and mechanically familiar Mòrag. The addition of Poppi QT fixes some of Tora's issues, but still leaves him lagging. Spend the time to fully upgrade and customize Poppi, though, and Tora can become strong enough to solo superbosses in a fraction of the time it takes other characters.
pierce foes.
* MadeOfIron: Tora failed to become a Driver naturally, but got off GoalInLife: Unlike many Blades, Agate is reborn with a 3-day nosebleed; many other unlucky Driver candidates die or suffer permanent injury for their efforts. Appropriately, he specific desire. Because she will one day return to her Core Crystal, she wants to unearth a brand new mineral that's never been seen before. [[spoiler:Her personal sidequest ends with the discovery of her own gemstone: the real-life mineral, agate.]]
* LadyOfAdventure: Her intro cutscene
and Poppi start off filling field lines make it clear that Agate has an absolute blast just exploring the Tank role, world and Tora has the heroes's highest HP growth.
seeing what there is to find.
* MeaningfulName: His name Her Japanese name, Meno, directly means tiger. Appropriately, Poppi can be customized "Agate". Interestingly, it's an InvertedTrope within the game world. Agate is a rock-hunter as a hobby and her personal quest is to find a new mineral to name after herself.
* {{Understatement}}: Tora chimes up when Agate casually mentions that she has a "bit of a problem"
with parts and currency earned through a computer game called "Tiger! Tiger!"... which Tora developed himself.
* NaiveNewcomer: As the newest Driver and someone who wasn't even supposed to be one, he's constantly wondering how a true Driver should be, and if he's even up to the task. The issue is that Rex is usually his first pick to ask questions to... even though Rex was only a Driver for a few days more than him, resulting in really awkward answers.
* NoSocialSkills: Tora is quite sensitive and can tell when someone is bothered by something. But between being an engineering shut-in and being a Nopon (which leads to some InUniverse ValuesDissonance) he has trouble getting people to open up. In particular, he often breaks the ice by asking someone if they're hungry or worried about money, which are common topics for Nopons; others just find it offensively trivial or personal.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Comes with being a Nopon.
* RuleOfCool: A strong believer in it. He's into engineering because machines should be awesome (or lewd) in some way, a man's romance as he puts it. His designing method starts with picking a name as cool as possible ("the most important step!") and then building around it. One Heart-to-Heart reveals that he felt incredibly sad for his daddypon when he was kidnapped to work for Bana's factory, not because he was forced to build war machines, but because he was forced to design generic, uninteresting MechaMooks.
* ScienceHero: Fights alongside Poppi α, whom he built and programmed from scratch (with the help
bugs.
-->'''Tora:''' "Bit
of his Dadapon and Grampypon's schematics).
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Played with. He is the shortest
problem" understatement of the playable characters, but is pretty sizable for a Nopon; he's a brilliant engineer, but misses the finer points of human etiquette.
year.
* SpearCounterpart: He's an {{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Lin Lee Koo]], being a GadgeteerGenius with a close friendship with the main character, being the party's initial tank character (and uses Shields as a weapon), WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''Freaks'' when fighting bugs and has story quests that involve finishing a great creation started by relatives.
* StoneWall: He has incredible HP growth and Poppi starts off as a Tank-type.
* TookAThirdOption: He couldn't be a Driver, and he could've given up, but he took option 3 by building Poppi.
insectoid enemies.
-->'''Agate: WAAAH! GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!''' I'm not joking, ''get it away!''



[[folder:Vandham]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda (Japanese), Simon Thorp (English)

Leader of the Garfont Mercanaries. Partnered with the Blade Roc.

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[[folder:Vandham]]
[[folder:Azami]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Simon Thorp (English)

Leader of the Garfont Mercanaries. Partnered with the Blade Roc.
Teresa Gallagher (English)
-->Designed by: hakus

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon



* AwesomeAussie: Has a big, bold Australian accent in the English dub.
* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler:He's a mountain of muscle, and also the first major character to be KilledOffForReal.]]
* BoisterousBruiser: Just listen to his battle yells!
* BloodKnight: Fought Rex just for a chance to face the legendary Aegis.
* BlueBlood: [[spoiler:He is descended from Urayan nobility, but chose to leave Fonsa Myma and lead his own band of mercenaries.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: You may find a Phonox in Garfont Village who reveals that [[spoiler:Vandham - actually Aquila Paronet Sol Esteriole by birth - was once Urayan nobility. He christened himself Vandham after a folk hero and left Fonsa Myma to seek a more meaningful way of life.]] You'll need Nim, who understands the Phonox language.
* FlunkyBoss: Joined by his men in battle.
* GentleGiant: Despite his hulking figure, he's one of the kinder souls in the game, offering Rex and the party a place to stay when they're washed up on Uraya and even taking in some war orphans. With that said, he's not afraid to let loose when people start threatening those closest to him.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Temporarily joins the party. [[spoiler:He is [[HeroicSacrifice killed by Malos and Akhos]] to prevent them from going after the party]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dies holding back Malos and Akhos, which also results in Roc returning into a Core Crystal. Fortunately, Roc can come back to life by Rex's hand a little later]].
* TheMentor: Acts as one to Rex, giving him pieces of life advice and even teaching him how to topple an enemy with his grappling hook. [[spoiler:Which makes [[MentorOccupationalHazard his death]] all the more painful for Rex.]]
* MrExposition: Vandham not only mentors Rex InUniverse, but he also foreshadows a ''lot'' of plot development by explaining Blades, Core Crystals, and how Blades lose their memories when they return to their crystals. He also explicitly explains why Rex and Pyra sharing wounds is significant, in case the audience did not pick up on the earlier contradiction/implication that Blades should have a HealingFactor yet Pyra doesn't.
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler:According to a Phonex, "Vandham" is really a nickname he adopted from a childhood role model.]]
* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler:His birth name is Aquila Paronet Sol Esteriole.]]
* RatedMForManly: He's a Manly Man who rocks the HeroicBuild, wears soldier equipment, and is a powerful LightningBruiser who hands Rex his ass at the end of the boss fight. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he's also TooCoolToLive]].
* RealMenEatMeat: His TrademarkFavoriteFood is Armu T-Bone Steak.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Never bonds with any other Blade, but believes having Roc at his side at all times is enough.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: As an Urayan, his hair has a blueish tinge to it, though it's more subdued and greyish than most Urayans.

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* AwesomeAussie: Has AmbiguouslyBi: She has deeply flirtatious intentions for her Driver, regardless of their gender.
* CheshireCatGrin: She frequently displays [[https://i.redd.it/b96992f5l4201.jpg an unsettling smile]].
* CreepyGood: She means well, but her cyborg-like appearance, TrueSight, questionable ethics, and obsessive attachment to her Driver make her
a big, bold Australian accent in little unnerving even to her own allies.
* CreepyLongFingers: Averted. Her artwork makes her look like she has a giant, skeletal hand holding her Ether Cannon, but it's just a part of
the English dub.
cannon itself.
* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler:He's DarkIsNotEvil: She is a mountain of muscle, Dark Blade with puppet-like limbs and also a ruthless approach to solving problems; but she is ultimately loyal to the first major character party. At least, as long as her beloved Driver is there.
* GlassCannon: Par for the course with Ether Cannon users. Her strength is amplified when her Driver is badly hurt, which means her best work is usually done seconds from KO.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In her personal side quest, she was able
to be KilledOffForReal.shoot down an airship with one well-placed shot from her [[{{BFG}} Ether Cannon]] thanks to her TrueSight.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: During her personal quest, she squeezes information out of a bioterrorist by threatening to force-feed him his own poison (which is strong enough to kill Titans).
* MagicalEye: Her left eye flares purple when she activates her TrueSight. With it, she can spy on anyone, anywhere - even on other continents. [[ParanoiaFuel Don't run.
]]
* BoisterousBruiser: Just listen to his battle yells!
MarionetteMotion: She looks and dances like a ballerina puppet. In her summoning cutscene, her limbs are visibly held up by strings.
* BloodKnight: Fought Rex just for a chance to face StalkerWithACrush: Gives off this vibe with her Driver, whomever they may be.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not really evil per say, but out of all
the legendary Aegis.
* BlueBlood: [[spoiler:He is descended from Urayan nobility, but chose to leave Fonsa Myma and lead his own band of mercenaries.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: You may find a Phonox in Garfont Village who reveals that [[spoiler:Vandham - actually Aquila Paronet Sol Esteriole by birth - was once Urayan nobility. He christened himself Vandham after a folk hero and left Fonsa Myma to seek a more meaningful way of life.]] You'll need Nim, who understands
optional Blades the Phonox language.
* FlunkyBoss: Joined by his men in battle.
* GentleGiant: Despite his hulking figure, he's
party can awaken, Azami is one of the kinder souls in the game, offering Rex and the party a place to stay when they're washed up on Uraya and most ruthless, even taking in some war orphans. With that said, he's by [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Blade]] standards.
* {{Yandere}}: Azami does
not afraid to let loose when people start threatening appreciate those closest to him.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Temporarily joins the party. [[spoiler:He is [[HeroicSacrifice killed by Malos and Akhos]] to
who prevent them her from going after monopolizing her Driver. Some of her personal Merc Missions involve targeting these individuals (whether lethally or not is unclear, but all she clarifies is that they've been punished at the party]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dies holding back Malos and Akhos, which also results in Roc returning into a Core Crystal. Fortunately, Roc
end). She doesn't react well to being sent on Merc Missions either, as she interprets it as her Driver looking for an excuse to get rid of her. If you release her, her departure line can come back to life by Rex's hand a little later]].
* TheMentor: Acts
off as one to Rex, giving him pieces of life advice and even teaching him how to topple an enemy with his grappling hook. [[spoiler:Which makes [[MentorOccupationalHazard his death]] all the more painful for Rex.]]
* MrExposition: Vandham not only mentors Rex InUniverse, but he also foreshadows
a ''lot'' of plot development by explaining Blades, Core Crystals, and how Blades lose their memories when they return to their crystals. He also explicitly explains why Rex and Pyra sharing wounds veiled threat.
-->'''Azami:''' Don't think this
is significant, in case the audience did not pick up on the earlier contradiction/implication that Blades should have a HealingFactor yet Pyra doesn't.
* NomDeGuerre: [[spoiler:According to a Phonex, "Vandham" is really a nickname he adopted from a childhood role model.]]
* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler:His birth name is Aquila Paronet Sol Esteriole.]]
* RatedMForManly: He's a Manly Man who rocks the HeroicBuild, wears soldier equipment, and is a powerful LightningBruiser who hands Rex his ass at the end of the boss fight. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he's also TooCoolToLive]].
* RealMenEatMeat: His TrademarkFavoriteFood is Armu T-Bone Steak.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Never bonds with any other Blade, but believes having Roc at his side at all times is enough.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: As an Urayan, his hair has a blueish tinge to it, though it's more subdued and greyish than most Urayans.
over. It will ''never'' be over.



[[folder:Mòrag Ladair ''(Meleph)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga (Japanese), Kirsty Mitchell (English)

The Special Inquisitor and strongest Driver of the Mor Ardain empire. Accompanied by her Blade Brighid.

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-->Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga Creator/AyaHirano (Japanese), Kirsty Mitchell (English)

The Special Inquisitor and strongest Driver of the Mor Ardain empire. Accompanied by her Blade Brighid.
Jules de Jongh (English)
-->Designed by: I-IV

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball



* BadassNormal: [[spoiler:Alone among the final party, she and Brighid are a completely normal Driver/Blade pair (as in no special aberrations in their nature/relationship).]]
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Her motivation for joining the party. She senses great things are going to happen around Rex and Pyra and wishes to see them for herself.
* BerserkButton: She doesn't tolerate jokes indicating how masculine she looks, particularly not from Zeke.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: She's got a very soft spot in her otherwise strict personality [[spoiler:for her younger cousin, Emperor Niall. He even calls her big sister.]]
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Even under her androgynous military threads and face-obscuring visor, Mòrag is boyishly handsome. In Japanese she is voiced by Creator/MitsukiSaiga, who uses a husky androgynous voice and is often typecast as such characers.
* BraveScot: In the English dub, especially considering she has one of the heaviest Scottish accents out of all the Mor Ardainian characters.
* CannotTellAJoke: The few times she tries, it just falls utterly flat. Even Brighid seems unimpressed.
* CelibateHero: According to her statement in Kora's sidequest, Mòrag is not interested in getting into a romantic relationship or dating, since it's a distraction from her military arts.
* CommissarCap: She wears one to indicate her rank.
* TheComicallySerious: Several Heart-to-Hearts put her in mundane situations that she approaches with the same grim valor she applies to her job. These include a miserable attempt to cook a monkfish, and arguing with Tora about going into the hot springs with the men.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Has one of the deepest female voices, especially her Japanese voice which can easily be mistaken for a man's (courtesy of Creator/MitsukiSaiga).
* DualWielding: Wields Brighid's twin swords in combat.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: At least several characters can see that [[spoiler:Mòrag developed a bit of a soft spot for Rex, which she [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial vehemently denies]]]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her left shoulder has an armored pauldron on it, whereas her right is unadorned.
* {{Foil}}: To Zeke. [[spoiler: Both of them fight Rex and the party multiple times before eventually joining it. They are also the strongest Drivers in their respective Titans. However, Mòrag's reputation precedes her and is treated as a NoNonsenseNemesis while Zeke is initially introduced as the comic relief and it takes him three fights to finally show off his true power. Both are also royalty to a certain extent but whereas Mòrag became the Special Inquisitor of Mor Ardain, Zeke ended up disowned and was exiled from Tantal before eventually making a home in Indol]].
** Also to Rex. [[spoiler: Both are Drivers who's primary Blades are fire-based and some of the strongest Blades around. They are also the only two Drivers shown on-screen canonically have more than one Blade (barring Tora who simply upgrades Poppi and [[PosthumousCharacter Lora]]) with Rex having the Aegis, Roc and Nia and Mòrag having Brighid and gaining Aegaeon's Core Crystal after Chapter 6. However, Mòrag is a lot more experienced and skilled as a Driver while Rex is rather inexperienced to the point where he just [[BeamSpam beam spammed]] Pyra's attacks at his opponent before realizing what it truly meant to be a Driver. Rex is just a nobody from Letheria while Mòrag was born into royalty. Rex met Pyra purely by chance (all Torna needed was a Leftherian to open the door) while Mòrag was born into royalty and as such was one of the few who actually had a chance to resonate with the Jewel of Mor Ardain. Their relationships with Pyra and Brighid are also contrasted. When they first met Pyra, despite being a NiceGirl was merely using Rex as a tool to get to the Architect so that [[DrivenToSuicide she could die]]. Whereas Brighid has nothing but UndyingLoyalty to Mòrag. In a sense Rex and Pyra represent how Mòrag and Brighid would've been [[ShadowArchetype when first starting out as a team and how they would've been had they not grown in skill and experience]]]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Unflagging in her service to the Empire, Mòrag eventually comes to see some truth to Rex and Pyra's version of events. [[spoiler:She eventually joins the party.]]
* HeroAntagonist: During her time as an enemy, she is simply seeking to protect the world from Pyra's threat and later deal with the incidents involving Lila, for which she initially suspects Poppi.
* ItGetsEasier: One sidequest involves solving the murder of a Senator in Mor Ardain. Mòrag takes the unhappy job of informing the Senator's husband, commenting that delivering such news is something she's grown accustomed to.
* KingIncognito: [[spoiler:Averted. She is of royal blood, and was being groomed to take the throne of Mor Ardain as Empress, but then her younger cousin Niall Ardanach was born. As the laws of Mor Ardain require power to pass [[HeirClubForMen along the male line]], Niall became Emperor. She has no hard feelings over this, and treats him like the younger brother she never had.]]
* LadyLooksLikeADude: At the hot springs in Mor Ardain, Tora reveals he's mistaken Mòrag for a man for some time - awkward, but not an unusual error from a different species. She is much less tolerant when Zeke suggests she wear a skirt and heels to make it clearer.
* LadyOfWar: She is very calm and her voice rarely rises above a quiet drawl even in the midst of battle. In her early appearances, the camera frequently films her speaking scenes from the side to just hide her mouth behind her shoulder, adding an aura of mysterious elegance to her. In addition, [[NiceHat her cap's bill]] is interestingly designed like a metal grill and it frequently frames her eyes, making her look reminiscent of a dignified medieval knight.
* MadeofIron: While her role in the party is designed to be an agility Tank (i.e. one who directs attacks to her but tries to avoid getting hit rather than relying on pure durability) she still shows herself to have this, such as when she takes a direct hit from the Monoceros' mounted guns but comes away with no real damage simply by raising one sword-bearing arm to shield herself. She also seems to have some resistance to fire (or at least fire produced by Brighid), as she walks right through a wall of flame in one of her first appearances.
* NeverBareheaded: The number of times her cap comes off can be counted on one hand.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Upon [[spoiler:joining Rex's team]], she softens up a bit - particularly when bantering with Zeke.
* NotSoStoic: Her prim and proper demeanor only breaks a few times, but [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness they're all pretty spectacular breakdowns]].
--> (At the end of Chapter 5): [[BigNo "NO!]] [[PrecisionFStrike SHIT!]] Who gave that damn order?!"''
* OnlyOneName: Not quite (as shown above), but for the vast majority of the game, she is only addressed by her title and/or first name. Her full name is used only a handful of times and can be easily missed.
* PrimAndProperBun: On the ''extremely'' rare occasion that her cap comes off, we can see that [[https://dromarch.tumblr.com/post/168404179544/m%C3%B2rag-from-the-complete-works-xenoblade her hair is done up in a neat and tight bun.]]
* RedBaron: Dreaded throughout Alrest as "the Flamebringer".
* ReverseArmfold: Her default stance, as expected due to her strict military discipline.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Less tomboy and more militarily unfeminine, but she does occasionally hint at womanly interests, such as muttering under her breath that she might need skincare after a battle. In the Pandoria's Troubles Heart-to-Heart, one option allows Mòrag to share her and Brighid's beauty tips with Pandoria, such as the beauty products they import from Argentum.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants to take Pyra under her control to prevent her power from killing several Titans as it did 500 years ago.

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* BadassNormal: [[spoiler:Alone among the final party, she and Brighid are a completely normal Driver/Blade pair (as in no special aberrations in their nature/relationship).]]
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Her motivation for joining the party. She senses great things are going
{{Acrofatic}}: He is absurdly fast; he's somehow able to happen around Rex and Pyra and wishes to see them for herself.
* BerserkButton: She doesn't tolerate jokes indicating how masculine she looks, particularly not
travel from Zeke.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: She's got a very soft spot
one Titan to another in her otherwise strict personality [[spoiler:for her younger cousin, less than a second, and can steal just about anything from an Indoline statue to Emperor Niall. He even calls her big sister.]]
Niall's underwear without being noticed.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Even under her androgynous military threads BellyMouth: His entire body is one giant mouth, letting him gobble down vast quantities of food. It's also where he hides his Bitball and face-obscuring visor, Mòrag is boyishly handsome. In Japanese she is voiced by Creator/MitsukiSaiga, who uses a husky androgynous voice and is often typecast as such characers.
[[BreathWeapon various other weapons]].
* BraveScot: In the English dub, especially considering she has one of the heaviest Scottish accents out of all the Mor Ardainian characters.
* CannotTellAJoke: The few times she tries, it
BigEater: His huge size isn't just falls utterly flat. Even Brighid seems unimpressed.
* CelibateHero: According to her statement in Kora's sidequest, Mòrag is not interested in
for show; he can eat food without ever getting into full, and all of his Affinity Chart requirements pertain to food in some way.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Boreas is ''weird''. Despite the aforementioned BellyMouth (with no digestive system to be seen) he still has
a romantic relationship or dating, since head... that he can take off and juggle around like it's a distraction from her military arts.
* CommissarCap: She wears one to indicate her rank.
* TheComicallySerious: Several Heart-to-Hearts put her in mundane situations
hat. His limbs are penguin-like flaps that she approaches with the same grim valor she applies to her job. These include a miserable attempt to cook a monkfish, and arguing with Tora about going morph into the hot springs with the men.
large hands when he needs to hold something. While most rare Blades just look weird, Boreas' body is a total mystery.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Has CashGate: One of multiple Blades that require some degree of monetary investment to power up. That said, unlike Sheba and her piggybank, and Adenine and her ancient tomes, filling up his food stash should be comparatively-affordable.
* DiscOneNuke: Provided that you unlock him early, he's
one of the deepest female voices, especially her Japanese voice which can easily be mistaken for a man's (courtesy of Creator/MitsukiSaiga).
* DualWielding: Wields Brighid's twin swords in combat.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: At least several characters can see that [[spoiler:Mòrag developed a bit of a soft spot for Rex, which she [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial vehemently denies]]]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her left shoulder has an armored pauldron on it, whereas her right is unadorned.
* {{Foil}}: To Zeke. [[spoiler: Both of them fight Rex and the party multiple times before eventually joining it. They
game's most durable healers. His skills are also the strongest Drivers in their respective Titans. However, Mòrag's reputation precedes her and is treated as a NoNonsenseNemesis while Zeke is initially introduced as the comic relief and it takes fairly easy to upgrade, too - just buy him three fights to finally show off his true power. Both are also royalty to a certain extent but whereas Mòrag became the Special Inquisitor of Mor Ardain, Zeke ended up disowned and was exiled from Tantal before eventually making a home in Indol]].
** Also to Rex. [[spoiler: Both are Drivers who's primary Blades are fire-based and some of the strongest Blades around. They are also the only two Drivers shown on-screen canonically have more than one Blade (barring Tora who simply upgrades Poppi and [[PosthumousCharacter Lora]]) with Rex having the Aegis, Roc and Nia and Mòrag having Brighid and gaining Aegaeon's Core Crystal after Chapter 6. However, Mòrag is
a lot more experienced and skilled as a Driver while Rex is rather inexperienced to of food.
* ExtremeOmnivore: By his logic, if it tastes good, it's on
the point where he just [[BeamSpam beam spammed]] Pyra's attacks at his opponent before realizing what it truly meant to be menu. He jokes about [[ImAHumanitarian potentially eating Nopon if they are tasty enough]] in a Driver. Rex is just a nobody from Letheria while Mòrag was born into royalty. Rex met Pyra purely by chance (all Torna needed was a Leftherian to open conversation with Tora, but draws the door) while Mòrag was born into royalty and as such was one of the few who line at actually had a chance to resonate with doing so.
* MeaningfulName: Depending on language, either
the Jewel Greek god of Mor Ardain. Their relationships with Pyra and Brighid are also contrasted. When they first met Pyra, despite being a NiceGirl was merely using Rex the north wind, or the fastest runner in the Buddhist pantheon.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his favored item types is Cosmetics.
-->'''Boreas:''' How do I look? Pretty?
* StoneWall: What makes him so desired
as a tool healer. Boreas has absurdly high defense ratios, which is rare for healers and even more so for Bitball users. Even if the designated tank goes down, Boreas' Driver might actually last long enough to get to the Architect so that [[DrivenToSuicide she could die]]. Whereas Brighid has nothing but UndyingLoyalty to Mòrag. In a sense Rex and Pyra represent how Mòrag and Brighid would've been [[ShadowArchetype when first starting out as a team and how they would've been had they not grown in skill and experience]]]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Unflagging in her service to the Empire, Mòrag eventually comes to see some truth to Rex and Pyra's version of events. [[spoiler:She eventually joins the party.]]
* HeroAntagonist: During her time as an enemy, she is simply seeking to protect the world from Pyra's threat and later deal with the incidents involving Lila, for which she initially suspects Poppi.
* ItGetsEasier: One sidequest involves solving the murder of a Senator in Mor Ardain. Mòrag takes the unhappy job of informing the Senator's husband, commenting that delivering such news is something she's grown accustomed to.
* KingIncognito: [[spoiler:Averted. She is of royal blood, and was being groomed to take the throne of Mor Ardain as Empress, but then her younger cousin Niall Ardanach was born. As the laws of Mor Ardain require power to pass [[HeirClubForMen along the male line]], Niall became Emperor. She has no hard feelings over this, and treats him like the younger brother she never had.]]
* LadyLooksLikeADude: At the hot springs in Mor Ardain, Tora reveals he's mistaken Mòrag for a man for some time - awkward, but not an unusual error from a different species. She is much less tolerant when Zeke suggests she wear a skirt and heels to make it clearer.
* LadyOfWar: She is very calm and her voice rarely rises above a quiet drawl even in the midst of battle. In her early appearances, the camera frequently films her speaking scenes from the side to just hide her mouth behind her shoulder, adding an aura of mysterious elegance to her. In addition, [[NiceHat her cap's bill]] is interestingly designed like a metal grill and it frequently frames her eyes, making her look reminiscent of a dignified medieval knight.
* MadeofIron: While her role in the party is designed to be an agility Tank (i.e. one who directs attacks to her but tries to avoid getting hit rather than relying
everyone on pure durability) she still shows herself to have this, such as when she takes a direct hit from the Monoceros' mounted guns but comes away with no real damage simply by raising one sword-bearing arm to shield herself. She also seems to have some resistance to fire (or at least fire produced by Brighid), as she walks right through a wall of flame in one of her first appearances.
* NeverBareheaded: The number of times her cap comes off can be counted on one hand.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Upon [[spoiler:joining Rex's team]], she softens up a bit - particularly when bantering with Zeke.
* NotSoStoic: Her prim and proper demeanor only breaks a few times, but [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness they're all pretty spectacular breakdowns]].
--> (At the end of Chapter 5): [[BigNo "NO!]] [[PrecisionFStrike SHIT!]] Who gave that damn order?!"''
* OnlyOneName: Not quite (as shown above), but for the vast majority of the game, she is only addressed by her title and/or first name. Her full name is used only a handful of times and can be easily missed.
* PrimAndProperBun: On the ''extremely'' rare occasion that her cap comes off, we can see that [[https://dromarch.tumblr.com/post/168404179544/m%C3%B2rag-from-the-complete-works-xenoblade her hair is done up in a neat and tight bun.]]
* RedBaron: Dreaded throughout Alrest as "the Flamebringer".
* ReverseArmfold: Her default stance, as expected due to her strict military discipline.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Less tomboy and more militarily unfeminine, but she does occasionally hint at womanly interests, such as muttering under her breath that she might need skincare after a battle. In the Pandoria's Troubles Heart-to-Heart, one option allows Mòrag to share her and Brighid's beauty tips with Pandoria, such as the beauty products they import from Argentum.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Wants to take Pyra under her control to prevent her power from killing several Titans as it did 500 years ago.
their feet again.



[[folder:Zeke von Genbu ''(Zeke B. Ultimate Genbu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/KenjiroTsuda (Japanese), Daniel Barker (English)

A tall, flamboyant swordsman with a flair for dramatic threats and an unlucky streak as long as history. Zeke seeks the Aegis, leading him into conflict with Rex and the party on multiple occasions. He wears an eyepatch that he is really proud of. Accompanied by his Blade (and all-around handler, much to her exasperation), Pandoria.

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-->Voiced by: Creator/KenjiroTsuda Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese), Daniel Barker (English)

A tall, flamboyant swordsman with a flair for dramatic threats and an unlucky streak as long as history. Zeke seeks the Aegis, leading him into conflict with Rex and the party on multiple occasions. He wears an eyepatch that he is really proud of. Accompanied by his Blade (and all-around handler, much to her exasperation), Pandoria.
Dar Dash (English)
-->Designed by: hakus

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe



* AffectionateNickname: While initially demeaning, he eventually does warm up to the "Shellhead" nickname Nia gives him.
* AwesomeButImpractical: His Ultimate Lightning Fury Slash is visually spectacular, but, on top of not aiming it properly to hit anyone with it, it destroys the cliff he fought the party on.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His Japanese name, depending on how you want to read it, has either Ultimate or [[Franchise/DragonBall Go]][[Literature/JourneyToTheWest ku]] as part of Zeke's name. Also, for a while, his Japanese first name was read as Sieg, as in [[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung the hero Siegfried]].
* BishieSparkle: Gives one in his introductory scene, to Nia's disgust.
* BornUnlucky: He is extremely prone to bad luck, as shown by his early encounters with the party being interrupted by something bad happening to him. [[spoiler:It is for this reason that it takes until their third encounter to explain that he is a representative of Indol and means no harm]].
* ButtMonkey: He tends to get the short end of the stick, mostly due to his awful luck. [[spoiler:And even as Tantal's prince and its strongest Driver,]] Zeke doesn't quite command the respect he ought to, probably due to his easygoing and goofy personality.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:He was exiled from Tantal for rebelling against their isolationist nature, which he feels is killing the country.]]
* {{Chuunibyou}}: He spouts a lot of dramatic nonsense, pushes nicknames like "the Zekenator" with all his might, and insists his eyepatch hides a force of nonspecific but incredible destruction termed "the Eye of Shining Justice" (and totally not his excuse for cheaping out on contact lenses). Nobody's fooled.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Yes, his mannerisms are a bit...odd, but he still proves to be a formidable Driver in his own right. [[spoiler:In one display, he downs the entire party in one fell swoop with no distractions to get in his way. Morag matter-of-factly describes him as the most powerful Driver in all of Tantal, and Rex compliments after their third fight that Zeke is just as formidable a Driver as Morag.]]
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler:Zeke's return to Tantal prompts a revelation from his father, King Eulegimenos, that they are ''not'' descended from the hallowed folk hero Addam - but from a group of bandits that took advantage of the chaos after the Aegis War]].
* ExposedToTheElements: He never wears a shirt underneath his longcoat, even in the frigid Kingdom of Tantal, [[spoiler:his own homeland]]. This is lampshaded when Nia brings it up, only for Pandoria to point out he's gotten used to it.
-->'''Pandoria:''' [[StealthInsult He's naturally dense. It acts like insulation.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Or at least he thinks so. According to Pandoria he wears it because he couldn't afford a second contact lens.
* HiddenDepths: While he acts like and is an overdramatic goofball, Zeke offers surprisingly insightful tidbits of wisdom from time to time. He also is fairly well-versed in politics, uses sophisticated vocabulary, and is capable of impressive mental mathematics. Not to mention his devastating swordsmanship.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: [[spoiler:Despite his royal heritage, he's been traveling in exile for the past several years and has had to work odd jobs to get by. Justified in that he doesn't advertise his status or use it to get things for himself. In one Heart to Heart Pandoria notes that she and Zeke sometimes got so hungry camping out while tracking/waiting for Rex's group that they were tempted to eat their mascot Turters.]]
* KansaiRegionalAccent: How he speaks in the Japanese version.
* LargeHam:
** Says that he has "the mind of a hero" inside his eyepatch.
** [[spoiler:His [[https://youtu.be/FpC_zTewH6g?t=17m46s encounter line as a boss]] is 'Whoops! I went and revealed my ''incredible power''!'. His Driver Art names are all also ridiculously hammy.]]
* MeaningfulName: His last name, "von Genbu", refers to Genbu of TheFourGods, depicted as a tortoise with a snake for a tail (sometimes simply called "the Chimzera" or "the Tortoise"). It's also the only reference to TheFourGods to make it past [[DubNameChange translation]]; Byakko, Suzaku, and Seiryu becoming Dromarch, Roc, and Azurda respectively.
* OnlyOneName: Averted. One of the few characters with a known last name, the other being Mòrag.
* NoShirtLongJacket: He wears no shirt under his tattered longcoat.
* ReallyGetsAround: He's quite a flirt, and if Pandoria's comments are anything to go by, his time spent WalkingTheEarth featured many exciting nights with local women.
* RebelPrince: [[spoiler:He's actually Prince Ozychlyrus Brouney Tantal of the Kingdom of Tantal and one of its greatest swordsmen. However, in his youth, he preferred to travel the world instead of staying home and studying, given the dreary state of the kingdom at the time, and his belief that learning about and opening up to other nations was necessary to help Tantal. His behavior led to his father disowning him.]]
* RecurringBoss: He is fought three times. Hilarious, of all the tropes he [[LargeHam invokes]], [[spoiler:this isn't one of them. He would have explained himself all the way back in Uraya if he wasn't interrupted; ditto Mor Ardain.]]
* RedBaron: Aside from his self-bestowed collection of titles, he's known as 'Thunderbolt' Zeke by others.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Not him, but his pet turtle, Turters, is extremely adorable.
* SuperSpeed: Can use Pandoria's electric powers ([[spoiler:perhaps aided or enabled by his Blade Eater status]]) to give him brief boosts of incredible speed and reflex abilities, earning him the title Thunderbolt Zeke. Even the light-speed Jin is impressed by his reflexes.
* {{Synchronization}}: [[spoiler:He was nearly killed by bandits several years before the start of the game. He's only alive because Amalthus transplanted part of Pandoria's Core Crystal onto his chest, resulting in them sharing their lifeforce.]]
* ThatCameOutWrong: In KOS-MOS's personal side quest, he meets his younger cousin Astelle for the first time, as she was born shortly after he left Tantal. Still trying to wrap his head over the fact that he has a new family member and with Astelle calling him "uncle" because of complicated family relationship terminology, Zeke then requests for her to see him as a big brother, only for him to realize [[BigBrotherAttraction the hidden meaning]] [[{{Squick}} behind those words]] when Astelle promptly calls him "big bro." Nia, Pandoria, and even Astelle then milk the joke for all its worth, much to Zeke's annoyance.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He's rather proud of having a rule of killing as little as he can afford ([[SetSwordsToStun with his giant lightning sword, yes]]), which he sees as a proof of his strength. [[spoiler:When he admits that to Amalthus in a flashback, the praetor can only answer "I guess I am quite weak, then." Zeke confirms and calls him the weakest of the weak when he discovers just how far he's gone.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's a Blade Eater; part of Pandoria's Core Crystal was transplanted onto his heart by Amalthus before the events of the game in order to save his life.]]
* TooManyBelts: Wears six or seven of them. Directly on his skin. Knowing him, it's probably purely for style points.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Zeke favors Addam's Embercakes (a vegetable dish with a mix of spices from 500 years ago), just like the legendary Driver Addam. It's one of Theosoir's regional specialties. [[spoiler:In the Heart-to-Heart conversation "Addam's Appetite", he sours on them a bit after Mythra reveals the legend is a sham - Addam hated spicy food.]]
* TurtlePower: On top of the whole "Shellhead" joke, he owns a pet turtle named Turters.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Is by far the most playfully confrontational out of the main cast, and tends to earn the party's ire. This is balanced out by the various times the characters praise his more noble traits (Morag in particular liking how he never uses his title as a prince to take advantage of situations or get others in trouble).
* TheVonTropeFamily: His English name, von Genbu, although it's not his true name.
* WarriorPoet: Occasionally lapses into poetry when night falls.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Rex [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that at the speed Zeke was running to snatch Turters out of Pyra's hand, he could have just grabbed Pyra instead if he was really after her. To be fair, that was never his aim.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: One of his knuckle arts is a drop kick, and he ends level 4 Blade specials with an explosive elbow drop.

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* AffectionateNickname: While initially demeaning, he eventually does warm up to the "Shellhead" nickname Nia gives him.
* AwesomeButImpractical: His Ultimate Lightning Fury Slash is visually spectacular, but, on top of not aiming it properly to hit anyone
BlueBlood: Dressed like a Napoleonic monarch, with it, a haughty attitude to boot.
* CoolChair: Has a regal red throne, as seen in his summoning. He also materializes
it destroys the cliff for some idle animations.
* CoolCrown: Wears a crown at an angle.
* ErmineCapeEffect: Wears an elaborate cape and is never seen without it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although
he fought treats the party on.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His Japanese name, depending on how you want to read it, has either Ultimate or [[Franchise/DragonBall Go]][[Literature/JourneyToTheWest ku]]
as part of Zeke's name. Also, his retainers, he cares for a while, his Japanese first name was read as Sieg, as in [[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung the hero Siegfried]].
* BishieSparkle: Gives one in his introductory scene, to Nia's disgust.
* BornUnlucky: He is extremely prone to bad luck, as shown by his early encounters with the party being interrupted by something bad happening to him. [[spoiler:It is for this reason that it takes until their third encounter to explain that he is a representative of Indol and means no harm]].
* ButtMonkey: He tends to get the short end of the stick, mostly due to his awful luck. [[spoiler:And even as Tantal's prince and its strongest Driver,]] Zeke doesn't quite command the respect he ought to, probably due to his easygoing and goofy personality.
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:He was exiled from Tantal for rebelling against their isolationist nature, which he feels is killing the country.]]
* {{Chuunibyou}}: He spouts a lot of dramatic nonsense, pushes nicknames like "the Zekenator" with all his might, and insists his eyepatch hides a force of nonspecific but incredible destruction termed "the Eye of Shining Justice" (and totally not his excuse for cheaping out on contact lenses). Nobody's fooled.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Yes, his mannerisms are a bit...odd, but he still proves to be a formidable Driver
them in his own right. [[spoiler:In one display, he downs way. After the entire party in one fell swoop helps him with no distractions to get in his way. Morag matter-of-factly describes him as sidequest, he starts utilizing more of his power to aid the most powerful Driver in all of Tantal, party, [[spoiler:which is reflected with his gaining a more useful affinity chart, better stats, and Rex compliments after their third fight that Zeke is just as formidable a Driver as Morag.]]
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler:Zeke's return to Tantal prompts a revelation from his father, King Eulegimenos, that they are ''not'' descended from the hallowed folk hero Addam - but from a group of bandits that took advantage of the chaos after the Aegis War]].
* ExposedToTheElements: He never wears a shirt underneath his longcoat, even in the frigid Kingdom of Tantal, [[spoiler:his own homeland]]. This is lampshaded when Nia brings it up, only for Pandoria to point out he's gotten used to it.
-->'''Pandoria:''' [[StealthInsult He's naturally dense. It acts like insulation.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Or at least he thinks so. According to Pandoria he wears it because he couldn't afford a second contact lens.
* HiddenDepths: While he acts like and is an overdramatic goofball, Zeke offers surprisingly insightful tidbits of wisdom from time to time. He also is fairly well-versed in politics, uses sophisticated vocabulary, and is capable of impressive mental mathematics. Not to mention his devastating swordsmanship.
more aux core slots]].
* ImpoverishedPatrician: [[spoiler:Despite ** Even before the end of his royal heritage, he's been traveling in exile for the past several years and has had to work odd jobs to get by. Justified in that he doesn't advertise his status or use it to get things for himself. In one Heart to Heart Pandoria notes that she and Zeke sometimes got so hungry camping out while tracking/waiting for Rex's group that they were tempted to eat their mascot Turters.]]
* KansaiRegionalAccent: How he speaks in the Japanese version.
* LargeHam:
** Says that
quest, he has "the mind of a hero" inside moments where his eyepatch.
** [[spoiler:His [[https://youtu.be/FpC_zTewH6g?t=17m46s encounter line as a boss]]
kinder side shines through. He is 'Whoops! I went very polite and revealed my ''incredible power''!'. His Driver Art names are all also ridiculously hammy.]]
* MeaningfulName: His last name, "von Genbu", refers
courteous when questioning Torigoth's chief about his past, and the main reason why he decides to Genbu of TheFourGods, depicted as a tortoise with a snake for a tail (sometimes simply called "the Chimzera" or "the Tortoise"). battle the arrogant behemoth is to avenge his people.
* MysteriousPast:
It's also still unclear whether Regideria was his kingdom, if he even had a kingdom in the only reference to TheFourGods to make it past [[DubNameChange translation]]; Byakko, Suzaku, first place.
* PrestigeClass: [[spoiler:After completing his quest, his trust level resets, but in exchange, he gets a number of field skills, the potency of his specials
and Seiryu becoming Dromarch, Roc, battle skills increases, his stats increase, and Azurda respectively.
* OnlyOneName: Averted. One of the few characters with a known last name, the other being Mòrag.
* NoShirtLongJacket: He wears no shirt under his tattered longcoat.
* ReallyGetsAround: He's quite a flirt, and if Pandoria's comments are anything to go by, his time spent WalkingTheEarth featured many exciting nights with local women.
* RebelPrince: [[spoiler:He's actually Prince Ozychlyrus Brouney Tantal of the Kingdom of Tantal and one of its greatest swordsmen. However, in his youth,
he preferred to travel the world gets 3 aux cores slots instead of staying home 1]].
* PrinceCharmless: His ego tends to rub the party the wrong way. With enough investment, though, he genuinely offers his support in battle
and studying, given the dreary state of the kingdom at the time, and his belief that learning about and opening up to other nations was necessary to help Tantal. His behavior led to his father disowning him.]]
* RecurringBoss: He is fought three times. Hilarious, of all the tropes he [[LargeHam invokes]], [[spoiler:this isn't one of them. He would have explained himself all the way back
in Uraya if he wasn't interrupted; ditto Mor Ardain.]]
mercenary missions.
* RedBaron: Aside from his self-bestowed collection of titles, he's known as 'Thunderbolt' Zeke by others.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Not him, but his pet turtle, Turters, is extremely adorable.
* SuperSpeed: Can use Pandoria's electric powers ([[spoiler:perhaps aided or enabled by his Blade Eater status]]) to give him brief boosts of incredible speed and reflex abilities, earning him the title Thunderbolt Zeke. Even the light-speed Jin is impressed by his reflexes.
* {{Synchronization}}: [[spoiler:He was nearly killed by bandits several years before the start of the game.
RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's only alive because Amalthus transplanted part of Pandoria's Core Crystal onto his chest, resulting in them sharing their lifeforce.]]
* ThatCameOutWrong: In KOS-MOS's personal side quest, he meets his younger cousin Astelle for the first time, as she was born shortly after he left Tantal. Still trying to wrap his head over the fact that he has a new family member and with Astelle calling him "uncle" because of complicated family relationship terminology, Zeke then requests for her to see him as a big brother, only for him to realize [[BigBrotherAttraction the hidden meaning]] [[{{Squick}} behind those words]] when Astelle promptly calls him "big bro." Nia, Pandoria, and even Astelle then milk the joke for all its worth, much to Zeke's annoyance.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He's rather proud of having a rule of killing as little as he can afford ([[SetSwordsToStun with his giant lightning sword, yes]]), which he sees as a proof of his strength. [[spoiler:When he admits that to Amalthus in a flashback, the praetor can only answer "I guess I am quite weak, then." Zeke confirms and calls him the weakest of the weak when he discovers
just how far he's gone.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He's a Blade Eater; part of Pandoria's Core Crystal was transplanted onto
as capable in battle as any other Blade. [[spoiler:Completing his heart by Amalthus before the events of the game in order to save quest increases his life.]]
* TooManyBelts: Wears six or seven of them. Directly on his skin. Knowing him, it's probably purely for style points.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Zeke favors Addam's Embercakes (a vegetable dish with a mix of spices from 500 years ago), just like the legendary Driver Addam. It's one of Theosoir's regional specialties. [[spoiler:In the Heart-to-Heart conversation "Addam's Appetite", he sours on them a bit after Mythra reveals the legend is a sham - Addam hated spicy food.]]
* TurtlePower: On top of the whole "Shellhead" joke, he owns a pet turtle named Turters.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Is by far the most playfully confrontational out of the main cast, and tends to earn the party's ire. This is balanced out by the various times the characters praise his more noble traits (Morag in particular liking how he never uses his title as a prince to take advantage of situations or get others in trouble).
* TheVonTropeFamily: His English name, von Genbu, although it's not his true name.
* WarriorPoet: Occasionally lapses into poetry when night falls.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Rex [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that at the speed Zeke was running to snatch Turters out of Pyra's hand, he could have just grabbed Pyra instead if he was really after her. To be fair, that was never his aim.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: One of his knuckle arts is a drop kick, and he ends level 4 Blade specials with an explosive elbow drop.
battle prowess all around]].



[[folder:Dahlia ''(Tsuki)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NaomiShindo (Japanese), Kelly Burke (English)
-->Designed by: [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Risa Ebata]]

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball



!Blades
[[folder:In General]]
* AchillesHeel: While blades can normally rapidly heal from any injury (albeit they can still be knocked unconscious), with a few exceptions (such as an Aegis) significant damage to the Core Crystal will kill them in short order. That said, its not a weakness that many can take advantage of, as it takes a great deal of power and precision to damage a Core Crystal. Only two characters in the game successfully use this tactic to kill Blades in battle (Mythra and Jin). A more easily exploited weakness involves the various methods to block a Blade's ability to absorb ether from the atmosphere, as without this ability most Blades are basically powerless.
* CantDropTheHero: The main Blades, for story reasons, can't be unequipped from their Drivers. [[spoiler: Doesn't apply to New Game+.]]
* CastOfSnowflakes: The rare Blades all have very distinct appearances, as well as unique Heart-to-Hearts and questlines.
* DamagerHealerTank: There are three types of Blades: Attacker, Healer, and Tank.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Most Blades have at least two: [[spoiler:the Driver impaling themselves on their Blade's weapon to temporarily empower themselves]], and [[spoiler:consuming part of a human's body to become a Flesh Eater]].
* EquippableAlly: Equipping a Blade grants the Driver the ability to perform certain Arts. Each playable Driver can equip up to three Blades at a time.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Every Blade is associated with a weapon type. Naturally, all but one of the story-important Blades have unique weapons that you can't obtain otherwise. Still, several of these unique weapons are bog-standard fantasy fare such as Greatswords; while the generic weapons feature such interesting tools as [[MixAndMatchWeapon shield-hammers]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX IP-friendly blitzballs]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Flesh Eater Blades are Blades that have incorporated human flesh into their bodies. This allows them to persist even if their Driver dies, and allows them to resonate with fellow Blades just like a Driver. In addition, their Core Crystals have a tinge of red incorporated to signify the change instead of being the usual blue. The inverse, a human that has had a Blade's Core Crystal incorporated into their body, also exists; Mikhail, Zeke, and Amalthus are all "Blade Eaters".]]
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Due to all Blade's innate HealingFactor and immortality, novice drivers tend to use their Blades as living shields. Vandham warns Rex against this tactic - equal partnerships produce the strongest bonds and powers.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: A Blade whose Driver dies reverts back to Core Crystal form, and after an idle period, can resonate with another Driver to reincarnate the Blade. However, the Blade loses all of their memories in the process except for knowledge of their own name and their basic abilities, which can be disturbing to people who knew the Blade's prior incarnation. This frequent amnesia bothers some Blades more than others, with many Blades keeping diaries in an effort to preserve their memories between incarnations. It all too often fails, due to the tendency of Drivers to die violent deaths.
* LimitBreak: Each Blade has three increasingly powerful Specials built up by performing Arts. The Driver tosses their weapon back to the Blade to perform them. At maximum Affinity, the gauge can build to a Level 4 Special - these moves pause the normal flow of combat to focus on the spectacle. [[InvulnerableAttack Enemy attacks will whiff during these techniques.]]
* LivingWeapon: Each Blade is both an individual and a weapon, with the weapon being more powerful in their Driver's hands than the Blade's own. If the weapon is broken or lost, the Blade can create a new copy of it from their own core.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: If you don't have the potential/aptitude to be a Driver, trying to awaken a Blade has some ''nasty'' backlash on your body due to it not being able to handle the core crystal's power (ranging from nosebleeds that last for days, to outright death from massive hemorrhaging all over the body). Beyond that, however, they're not picky: Drivers include humanoids, but also monsters (an early boss fight pits you against a Driver that happens to be an Elder Arachno) and, in special cases, even other Blades.
* PowerCrystal: Each Blade has a Core Crystal inside their body (almost always their chest). If the Core Crystal is destroyed (or in most cases just badly damaged), the Blade dies for good. [[spoiler:Said crystals are actually technologically advanced computation and memory devices, with the Aegis being originally the manager of all the Core Crystals. They were originally developed as a replacement for human brains in a quest for immortality.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: After a Blade ceases to function, they're returned to their Core Crystal. Once a new Driver bonds with them, they're reborn without any memories of their past life.
* RequiredPartyMember: The main Blades for each party member (Dromarch for Nia, for example) cannot be removed from their Driver's palette of active Blades.
* SapientSteed: Quadrupedal Blades can be ridden for faster travelling.
* StanceSystem: They act as the proverbial stances in the game's StanceSystem, with most Blades contributing three Arts apiece.
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Blades who become Flesh Eaters may end up with the worst of both worlds, losing both their immortality and the ability to properly respire ether, crippling their Blade powers. Others gain the ability to resonate like a Driver; or StoryBreakerPower to rival the might of an Aegis. Most (but not all) suffer debilitating side effects. The very luckiest ones gain immense power with no side-effects at all, becoming the best possible mix of Driver and Blade.]]
* TronLines: Common blades and some of the unique blades have these. The rare blades can have them on their clothes; skin or in the case of Perun, hair.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each Blade powers a specific weapon type, which usually gives a visual reference to their role. BladeOnAStick wielders tend to focus on offense, {{Bare Fisted Monk}}s tend to be healers, and so on.
* ViciousCycle: Late in the game [[spoiler:it is revealed that Blades are not truly immortal. Eventually their Cores return to the Titans that birthed them and become new Titans themselves, from which new Core Crystals and Blades are born, and the titans eventually die of old age. Each new phase involves a total loss of memory]].

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!Blades
[[folder:In General]]

* AchillesHeel: While blades can normally rapidly heal from TheAgeless: Like any injury (albeit they can still be knocked unconscious), with a few exceptions (such as an Aegis) significant damage to the Core Crystal Blade, her physical appearance will kill them in short order. That said, its not a weakness that stay the same over many can take advantage of, as it takes a great deal of power and precision to damage a Core Crystal. Only two characters in the game successfully use this tactic to kill Blades in battle (Mythra and Jin). A more easily exploited weakness involves the various methods to block a Blade's ability to absorb ether from the atmosphere, as without this ability most Blades are basically powerless.
* CantDropTheHero: The main Blades, for story reasons, can't be unequipped from their Drivers. [[spoiler: Doesn't apply to New Game+.]]
* CastOfSnowflakes: The rare Blades all have very distinct appearances, as well as unique Heart-to-Hearts and questlines.
* DamagerHealerTank: There are three types of Blades: Attacker, Healer, and Tank.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Most Blades have at least two: [[spoiler:the Driver impaling themselves on their Blade's weapon to temporarily empower themselves]], and [[spoiler:consuming part of a human's body to become a Flesh Eater]].
* EquippableAlly: Equipping a Blade grants the Driver the ability to perform certain Arts. Each playable Driver can equip up to three Blades at a time.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Every Blade is associated with a weapon type. Naturally, all but one of the story-important Blades have unique weapons that you can't obtain otherwise. Still, several of these unique weapons are bog-standard fantasy fare such as Greatswords; while the generic weapons feature such interesting tools as [[MixAndMatchWeapon shield-hammers]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX IP-friendly blitzballs]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Flesh Eater Blades are Blades that have incorporated human flesh into their bodies. This allows them to persist even if their Driver dies, and allows them to resonate with fellow Blades just like a Driver. In addition, their Core Crystals have a tinge of red incorporated to signify the change instead of being the usual blue. The inverse, a human that has had a Blade's Core Crystal incorporated into their body, also exists; Mikhail, Zeke, and Amalthus are all "Blade Eaters".]]
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: Due to all Blade's innate HealingFactor and immortality, novice drivers tend to use their Blades as living shields. Vandham warns Rex against this tactic - equal partnerships produce the strongest bonds and powers.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: A Blade whose Driver dies reverts back to Core Crystal form, and after an idle period, can resonate with another Driver to reincarnate the Blade. However, the Blade loses all of their memories in the process except for knowledge of their own name and their basic abilities, which can be disturbing to people who knew the Blade's prior incarnation. This frequent amnesia bothers some Blades more than others, with many Blades keeping diaries in an effort to preserve their memories between
incarnations. It all too often fails, due to She appreciates the tendency fleeting nature of Drivers to die violent deaths.
* LimitBreak: Each Blade has three increasingly powerful Specials built up
human beauty by performing Arts. contrast.
* CombatStilettos:
The Driver tosses their weapon back to rear talons on her feet are greatly elongated, giving her this effect.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Perhaps
the Blade to perform them. At maximum Affinity, straightest example in the gauge can build game, given her LittleBitBeastly aspects go to a Level 4 Special - these moves pause further extreme than usual while at the normal flow of combat to focus on same time keeping her very humanoid in the spectacle. [[InvulnerableAttack Enemy attacks will whiff face and overall body
* HiddenDepths: She has a talent for ice sculpture, using her freezing powers to preserve flowers and other items as delicate reliefs.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: She's given the a Texan SouthernBelle accent in the dub which leads to a weird case of translation
during these techniques.]]
* LivingWeapon: Each Blade is both an individual and
her side quest. In Japanese, a weapon, with little girl tells her she sounds like Zeke (who has the weapon being more powerful same accent), but in their Driver's English, tells her that she does NOT sound like Zeke (whose accent was adapted into a rougher way of speaking but Dahlia's wasn't).
* LittleBitBeastly: Her
hands than the Blade's own. If the weapon is broken or lost, the Blade can create a new copy of it from their own core.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: If you don't have the potential/aptitude to be a Driver, trying to awaken a Blade has some ''nasty'' backlash on your body due to it not being able to handle the core crystal's power (ranging from nosebleeds that last for days, to outright death from
and feet are massive hemorrhaging all over the body). Beyond that, however, they're not picky: Drivers include humanoids, but also monsters (an early boss fight pits you against a Driver that happens to be an Elder Arachno) and, in special cases, even other Blades.
* PowerCrystal: Each Blade
paws, she has a Core Crystal inside their body (almost always their chest). If the Core Crystal is destroyed (or in most cases just badly damaged), the Blade dies for good. [[spoiler:Said crystals are actually technologically advanced computation small fluffy tail plus rather sharp teeth and memory devices, with the Aegis being originally the manager of all the Core Crystals. They were originally developed her hair turns into giant rabbit ears. That said, she wouldn't describe herself as a replacement for human brains in a quest for immortality.]]
rabbit girl.
* {{Reincarnation}}: After a Blade ceases to function, they're returned to their Core Crystal. Once a new Driver bonds with them, they're reborn without any memories of their past life.
* RequiredPartyMember: The main Blades for each party member (Dromarch for Nia, for example) cannot be removed from their Driver's palette of active Blades.
* SapientSteed: Quadrupedal Blades can be ridden for faster travelling.
* StanceSystem: They act as
MsFanservice: Is the proverbial stances in the game's StanceSystem, with most Blades contributing three Arts apiece.
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Blades who become Flesh Eaters may end up with the worst of both worlds, losing both their immortality and the ability to properly respire ether, crippling their Blade powers. Others gain the ability to resonate like a Driver; or StoryBreakerPower to rival the might of an Aegis. Most (but not all) suffer debilitating side effects. The very luckiest ones gain immense power with no side-effects at all, becoming the best possible mix of Driver and Blade.]]
* TronLines: Common blades and some of the unique blades have these. The rare blades can have them on their clothes; skin or in the case of Perun, hair.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each Blade powers a specific weapon type, which usually gives a visual reference to their role. BladeOnAStick wielders tend to focus on offense, {{Bare Fisted Monk}}s tend to be healers, and so on.
* ViciousCycle: Late
bustiest character in the game [[spoiler:it is revealed that Blades are not truly immortal. Eventually their Cores return by a good margin, has an ImpossibleHourglassFigure, wears a [[VaporWear translucent minidress]] complete with AbsoluteCleavage, and has quite a bit of {{Gainaxing}} to boot.
* ShesGotLegs: Like a rabbit she walks on her toes, with her heels being functionally part of her legs, making her legs appear all
the Titans that birthed them and become new Titans themselves, from which new Core Crystals and Blades are born, and the titans eventually die of old age. Each new phase involves a total loss of memory]].longer.



!!Party Blades
[[folder:Pyra / Mythra ''(Homura/Hikari)'']]
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->'' "As the Driver of the Aegis... can you take me to Elysium?"''

-->Voiced by: Shino Shimoji (Japanese), Skye Bennett (English)
-->Designed by: Masatsugu Saitō

A mysterious Blade with power over flame. She sets off Rex's quest after he discovers her - and a bright red sword - inside a wreck salvaged by the mercenary group Torna. Pyra is in fact the ''Aegis'', one of the first Blades created by the Architect and stolen from Elysium. Her only wish is to return to Elysium to set right what went awry 500 years ago.

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!!Party Blades
[[folder:Pyra / Mythra ''(Homura/Hikari)'']]
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[[folder:Electra ''(Raiko)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:200:[[labelnote:Click here to see Mythra]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xc2_mythra.png]][[/labelnote]]
->'' "As the Driver of the Aegis... can you take me to Elysium?"''

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-->Voiced by: Shino Shimoji Creator/HimikaAkaneya (Japanese), Skye Bennett Clare Corbett (English)
-->Designed by: Masatsugu Saitō

A mysterious Blade with power over flame. She sets off Rex's quest after he discovers her - and a bright red sword - inside a wreck salvaged by the mercenary group Torna. Pyra is in fact the ''Aegis'', one of the first Blades created by the Architect and stolen from Elysium. Her only wish is to return to Elysium to set right what went awry 500 years ago.
Asato Mizu

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer



* ApologisesALot: Rex points out that Pyra says "sorry" a lot.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Mythra is very good at analyzing the structural integrity of buildings and the strength of her opponents, so she can take them out in one shot without bringing the house down. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration reflected in gameplay]], as she has access to the "Focus" field skill and her voice quip is pondering the structural weaknesses of what she's looking at.
* BackStab: Pyra's ''Sword Bash'' Art does more damage from behind.
* BadassAdorable: Hard to believe that the legendary Blade that everyone is pining for is actually a cute, kind young woman with a penchant for cooking, isn't it?
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Malos believed that she would have transferred the rest of her Core Crystal to Rex before she finished atomizing herself if Jin did not submit to her demand to spare him at the end of Chapter 6, meaning her attempted Heroic Sacrifice would have saved Rex either way.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: The two personalities have this dynamic with Rex: Pyra is sweet but headstrong, while Mythra is prickly but well-meaning.
* {{BFS}}: Her sword is on the large side normally, and emits a blade of fire/light that makes it even bigger.
* BleachedUnderpants: She was designed by a Hentai artist.
* BoobsOfSteel: Pyra (and Mythra by extension) is far and away the bustiest main character (only beaten by Dahlia). She's also the resident SwordOfPlotAdvancement, and has access to two [[spoiler:(later three)]] different forms.
* CombatClairvoyance: Mythra can grant this to her Drivers. As a Light-element Blade [[spoiler:and being implied to be a sister blade to the Monado]], she can predict the movement of particles before they actually act. This translates to accuracy and evasion boosts for the party when she is Rex's active Blade.
* CovertPervert: While a good amount of the direct ShipTease with Rex is focused on her Pyra side, Mythra has it too and it often hinges on Mythra having a lewder mind than she'd like to admit. Its subtly shown first when she wakes up in bed with Rex and, perhaps thinking it is a dream, her first reaction is to slowly move forward as if to start kissing him (while holding his arm between her breasts). We see this side again when she is deeply flustered by Nia's "one eyed monster" remark.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In all forms.
* DeathFromAbove: Mythra's level IV special, Sacred Arrow. [[spoiler:It's Siren raining down lasers on the battlefield.]] However, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration it can't be used indoors]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:After Malos absorbs their memories, Pyra and Mythra reveal that their true reason to return to the Architect was to ask for death. Rex manages to convince them to continue living and go on to Elysium together.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: She's Rex's walking, talking CallToAdventure, and at least initially, drives the plot more than Rex himself.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:After the final battle with Malos, Pyra/Mythra reassembles her Core Crystal and gives it to Rex before sacrificing herself to stop the collapsing Orbit Station from destroying Alrest. In the {{Stinger}}, her Core Crystal regenerates, bringing them back to life, as separate people no less.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Is captured a few times during the story, requiring Rex to rescue her.
* EmeraldPower: She is the only Blade with a green Core Crystal. [[spoiler:Her Pneuma form takes it to its conclusion.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Design-wise, her Pneuma form resembles [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS ver. 3]]]]
** Mythra looks like a certain [[Anime/{{ExpelledFromParadise}} Angela Balzac]], as they share the same character designer.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: One of Pyra's field skills is the ability to cook at available kitchens. Leveling it up allows her to fix more meals with the same ingredients.
* GlassCannon: She's an Attacker-type, placing Rex into the default DPS role.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: As Mythra, she wears a white dress and has gold hair.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Several - one at the end of Chapter 6 where she willingly gives herself up to Torna so they can spare the party, and a larger one in the ending where she stays behind on Elysium to set Aion to self destruct, preventing Elysium from causing a ColonyDrop on the planet. Subverted though in that her Core Crystal is restored not too long after]].
* HumongousMecha: Mythra's Artifice follows the mecha theme.
** Siren, the white mecha [[spoiler:that provides Mythra's [[KillSat ultimate attack]].]]
** Ophion, a giant snake-like mech that was destroyed during the Aegis War and then repaired and retasked to prevent passage to Elysium. [[spoiler:After clearing the game, you can face it at the Cliffs of Morytha as a formidable BonusBoss.]]
** [[spoiler:Aion, which supposedly has the power to destroy the world, and represents the 'true nature' of the Aegis.]]
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In Kora's sidequest, she and Mythra snipe at each other's [[{{Stripperiffic}} wardrobe choices.]]
** Other scenes see Mythra calling Rex out for being a CovertPervert, with implications she has broader interests than she lets on.
--> '''Azurda''': She's certainly exposing a lot of skin.\\
'''Dromarch''': Pot, meet kettle.\\
'''Azurda''': Do you care to tell me what that means, my good sir?\\
'''Dromarch''': [[LampshadeHanging Have you looked in a mirror lately?]]
* LaserBlade: Her weapon is a unique type called the "Aegis Sword", and it's a [[BigFancySword huge sword]] that emits light/fire to extend further. It also deals a lot more damage than common weapon types, as expected from a PersonOfMassDestruction.
* LethalChef: Implied with Mythra [[spoiler:during Rex's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind during the last chapter, in which Pyra is still an excellent chef despite taking on Mythra's more abrasive characteristics while Mythra is noticeably kinder towards Rex. Mythra offers to cook for Rex next, but Pyra figures it would just make him sick.]]
-->'''Mythra:''' Carbon's good for you!
* LightEmUp: Mythra is one of only three Light-element Blades in the whole game, which of course deepens the contrast between her and [[CastingAShadow Ma]][[BigBad los]]. However, most of her Light-based attacks (aside from her LaserBlade, of course), [[spoiler:actually come from [[KillSat Siren]], her [[HumongousMecha Artifice]].]]
* LightIsGood: Mythra is [[LightEmUp Light-based]]. She's also the {{Deuteragonist}} of the game.
* LightningBruiser: Mythra's native abilities speed up Arts recharge, increase critical hits, and boost evasion at max Affinity. Once her affinity tree is mastered, Rex can throw out Arts and Specials with near impunity.
* LovingAShadow: Mythra has ShipTease with Rex, just like Pyra. Part of this is because Rex reminds her of Addam (whom she's implied to have had a thing for).
* MeaningfulName:
** "Pyra" is the Greek word for "flame colored, red fire", referencing her control over the element of fire. Similarly, her Japanese name "Homura" means "fire" in Japanese.
** Her alternate form, "Mythra", plays up her power being "mythical", being named after the Persian deity of Light, Mithra. Her Japanese name, "Hikari", means "light" in Japanese.
** [[spoiler:Her true name "Pneuma" is the Greek word for "breath", and can also mean "spirit" or "soul" in religious contexts; this also plays off the other Aegis names Ontos and Logos, which refer to body and mind, respectively. It is even written on her chest in that form in [[GratuitousGreek Greek letters.]]]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter:
** Thanks to having multiple forms, Pyra is essentially two Blades with different elements. This means Rex can have 4 different elements available at once.[[note]]Due to their zero-cooldown swap mechanic, Rex's Aegis Sword Driver Arts don't reset cooldown on a Pyra/Mythra switch.[[/note]]
** [[spoiler:After unlocking her Pneuma form, Pyra and Mythra can briefly transform into it during battle if Rex has max affinity with either of them and the party gauge is full. While active, she gains a number of [[PurposelyOverpowered unique and powerful abilities]].]]
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Is on the receiving end of one by Malos in chapter 7, leaving her an unresponsive husk until Rex comes to rescue her]].
* MsFanservice: Pyra was made by a ''hentai'' artist, after all. Huge breasts, {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, shows off plenty of ZettaiRyouiki, and even a bit of {{Gainaxing}}. It's rather blatant.
** Mythra qualifies as well, with more emphasis on her [[CleavageWindow cleavage]], [[SexyBacklessOutfit back]], and [[ShesGotLegs legs]].
** [[spoiler:Even their final form, Pneuma, qualifies for this despite having a lot more coverage. She's still extremely busty and shows off plenty of [[CleavageWindow cleavage]] through her skin-tight suit, along with hugging her curves nicely.]]
* MundaneUtility: She uses her control over fire for many normal things, such as cooking, starting a campfire, and keeping the party warm in the cold.
* MysteriousWaif: Plays a significant role in the backstory, and meeting her provides Rex incentive to find Elysium.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:When Rex and the party first meet her, Mòrag claims that the Aegis destroyed ''three Titans'' in a historical war. And it's true, as Mythra did it while fighting Malos during the Aegis War 500 years ago.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Has power over flame. Not only does she use it in battle, but one of her idle animations shows her playing with it.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Pyra is a NiceGirl [[BewareTheNiceOnes with more backbone than expected]] while Mythra is a {{Tsundere}} with a soft side. It's notable that in [[spoiler:the dream sequence in the last chapter, when everyone has their hidden emotions brought to the fore, Pyra just starts acting a bit abrasive while Mythra just starts acting nicer]].
* PunnyName: See MeaningfulName above. Befitting her personality, Pyra's favorite drink is "Jenerossi Tea".
* PurposelyOverpowered:
** Pyra and Mythra are both tremendously powerful Blades, but Mythra is leagues ahead. [[spoiler:Pneuma eclipses them both.]]
** [[spoiler:While Pneuma is active, Rex will have a massively increased damage output and be unable to die, always surviving with one HP. Most importantly, she can change the element of her Special on the fly, essentially letting her trigger any combo route, and her Specials during chain attacks will damage all orbs at once.]]
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Pneuma's true power. It allows Rex rewrite reality according to his own imagination, allowing him to match Jin's light-speed and negate his absolute-zero powers.]] In gameplay this means, [[spoiler:Pnuema can [[GameBreaker use every element possible]], and hit every element in a chain attack]].
* RedIsHeroic: Pyra.
* SealedBadassInACan: [[spoiler:Mythra chose to seal herself away after the war 500 years ago. Her previous driver, Addam, however, did expect someone worthy to awaken her.]]
* SecondLove: According to Pyra, Mythra, before meeting Rex, never met a more wonderful man than Addam (and worded it in a very ShipTease-y way). That said, Rex reminds Mythra of Addam quite a bit.
* SheFu: Her fighting style is graceful and acrobatic.
* ShipTease: Pyra [[spoiler:and by extension her alternate form, Mythra]] is heavily teased with Rex.
* ShownTheirWork: It's mentioned that Mythra's abilities don't actually work at lightspeed because the particles are too heavy, which would make them a form of plasma. This explains where Pyra's power comes from, as fire is (mostly) plasma.
* {{Sleepwalking}}: Mythra once finds herself in Rex's bed. Her response suggests this [[NoodleIncident isn't the first time]].
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Mythra was the original form of the Aegis, but after the Aegis War, she chose to seal herself away to prevent misuse of her power. This included creating another form with its own personality, but a shared memory. The two forms consider each other sisters.]]
** SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:Their Pneuma form essentially merges both their personalities into their one true personality. The player can decide who Rex can later refer to this form in gameplay. However, it's not permanent; before meeting the Architect the story treats it as a SuperMode, and afterward the [[StoryAndGameplaySegregation game continues to do so even when the story doesn't.]]]].
** LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:During a few dream sequences anyway, and during the ending.]]
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Pyra's Pneuma form.]]
* SupremeChef: Pyra, to which she has a skill dedicated solely for cooking.
* SweetTooth: Mythra has sweets as a favoured pouch item.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: She's a plot-important Blade, is the target of multiple factions, and the main plot (at least initially) is Rex escorting her home.
* {{Synchronization}}: Thanks to sharing half of her lifeforce with Rex, they have a deeper connection than most Blades and Drivers; as a negative consequence, any pain or damage one sustains is felt by the other, making Pyra mortal.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Jenerossi Tea for Pyra, and Cloud Sea Crab Sticks for Mythra. She admits they're not the most feminine thing on the menu, but likes the crunch.
* TronLines: Particularly visible when channeling a lot of power, or in the dark.[[spoiler:Pneuma, meanwhile, has them by default.]]
-->'''Rex:''' Is it nighttime already?\\
'''Pyra:''' Oh. And I've started glowing. ... I'm a bit self-conscious.
* {{Tsundere}}: Pyra is a Type B, normally sweet but can be headstrong, while Mythra is a Type A, prickly but not completely coldhearted.
* WeightWoe: Being a special legendary Blade and all, she's ''a lot'' heavier than she looks. It's a point of some consternation to poor Pyra. [[AllThereInTheManual Concept art]] reveals this isn't her fault, a good portion of her chestpiece, boots, and gloves is made of solid metal.
* WorthyOpponent: Kora to Mythra, at least in terms of Girl Power. In sheer battle prowess, only a very few Blades earn her respect; Brighid and Zenobia among them.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[spoiler:Pyra's Pneuma form has green hair.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Pyra wears Grade A with a combination of short shorts and thigh high boots.

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* ApologisesALot: Rex points out that Pyra says "sorry" a lot.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Mythra is very good at analyzing the structural integrity of buildings and the strength
AttackReflector: One of her opponents, so skills deals damage back to an enemy when struck.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Really wants to help everyone
she can take them out in one shot meets... If only she could do it without bringing zapping the house down. This daylights out of them.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has one pointy canine that
is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration reflected noticeable in gameplay]], as she has access to the "Focus" field skill both her character art and her voice quip model.
* GlacierWaif: She
is pondering the structural weaknesses of what a Tank-type Blade, despite looking like a little girl.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Design-wise,
she's looking at.
* BackStab: Pyra's ''Sword Bash'' Art does more damage from behind.
* BadassAdorable: Hard to believe that
based off Raijin, the legendary Blade that everyone is pining for is actually a cute, kind young woman with a penchant for cooking, isn't it?
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Malos believed that she would have transferred the rest
Shinto God of her Core Crystal to Rex before she finished atomizing herself if Jin did not submit to her demand to spare him at the end of Chapter 6, meaning her attempted Heroic Sacrifice would have saved Rex either way.]]
Storms.
* BettyAndVeronica: The two personalities have this dynamic with Rex: Pyra is sweet but headstrong, while Mythra is prickly but well-meaning.
* {{BFS}}:
PowerIncontinence: She angsts a lot over it. Her sword is on the large side normally, and emits a blade of fire/light that makes it even bigger.
* BleachedUnderpants: She was designed by a Hentai artist.
* BoobsOfSteel: Pyra (and Mythra by extension) is far and away the bustiest main character (only beaten by Dahlia). She's also the resident SwordOfPlotAdvancement, and has access to two [[spoiler:(later three)]] different forms.
* CombatClairvoyance: Mythra can grant this to her Drivers. As a Light-element Blade [[spoiler:and being implied to be a sister blade to the Monado]], she can predict the movement of particles before they actually act. This translates to accuracy and evasion boosts for the party when she is Rex's active Blade.
* CovertPervert: While a good amount of the direct ShipTease with Rex is focused on her Pyra side, Mythra has it too and it often hinges on Mythra having a lewder mind than she'd like to admit. Its subtly shown first when she wakes up in bed with Rex and, perhaps thinking it is a dream, her first reaction is to slowly move forward as if to start kissing him (while holding his arm between her breasts). We see this side again when she is deeply flustered by Nia's "one eyed monster" remark.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In all forms.
* DeathFromAbove: Mythra's level IV special, Sacred Arrow. [[spoiler:It's Siren raining down lasers on the battlefield.]] However, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration it can't be used indoors]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:After Malos absorbs their memories, Pyra and Mythra reveal that their true reason to return to the Architect was to ask for death. Rex manages to convince them to continue living and go on to Elysium together.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: She's Rex's walking, talking CallToAdventure, and at least initially, drives the plot more than Rex himself.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:After the final battle with Malos, Pyra/Mythra reassembles her Core Crystal and gives it to Rex before sacrificing herself to stop the collapsing Orbit Station from destroying Alrest. In the {{Stinger}}, her Core Crystal regenerates, bringing them back to life, as separate people no less.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Is captured a few times during the story, requiring Rex to rescue her.
* EmeraldPower: She is the only Blade with a green Core Crystal. [[spoiler:Her Pneuma form takes it to its conclusion.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Design-wise, her Pneuma form resembles [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS ver. 3]]]]
** Mythra looks like a certain [[Anime/{{ExpelledFromParadise}} Angela Balzac]], as they share the same character designer.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: One of Pyra's field skills is the ability to cook at available kitchens. Leveling it up allows her to fix more meals with the same ingredients.
* GlassCannon: She's an Attacker-type, placing Rex into the default DPS role.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: As Mythra, she wears a white dress and has gold hair.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Several - one at the end of Chapter 6 where she willingly gives herself up to Torna so they can spare the party, and a larger one in the ending where she stays behind on Elysium to set Aion to self destruct, preventing Elysium from causing a ColonyDrop on the planet. Subverted though in that her Core Crystal is restored not too long after]].
* HumongousMecha: Mythra's Artifice follows the mecha theme.
** Siren, the white mecha [[spoiler:that provides Mythra's [[KillSat ultimate attack]].]]
** Ophion, a giant snake-like mech that was destroyed during the Aegis War and then repaired and retasked to prevent passage to Elysium. [[spoiler:After clearing the game, you can face it at the Cliffs of Morytha as a formidable BonusBoss.]]
** [[spoiler:Aion, which supposedly has the
power to destroy the world, and represents the 'true nature' of the Aegis.]]
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In Kora's sidequest, she and Mythra snipe at each other's [[{{Stripperiffic}} wardrobe choices.]]
** Other scenes see Mythra calling Rex out for being a CovertPervert, with implications
is impressive but she has broader interests than she lets on.
--> '''Azurda''': She's certainly exposing a lot of skin.\\
'''Dromarch''': Pot, meet kettle.\\
'''Azurda''': Do you care to tell me what that means, my good sir?\\
'''Dromarch''': [[LampshadeHanging Have you looked in a mirror lately?]]
* LaserBlade: Her weapon is a unique type called the "Aegis Sword", and it's a [[BigFancySword huge sword]] that emits light/fire to extend further. It also deals a lot more damage than common weapon types, as expected from a PersonOfMassDestruction.
* LethalChef: Implied with Mythra [[spoiler:during Rex's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind during the last chapter, in which Pyra is still an excellent chef despite taking on Mythra's more abrasive characteristics while Mythra is noticeably kinder towards Rex. Mythra offers to cook for Rex next, but Pyra figures it would just make him sick.]]
-->'''Mythra:''' Carbon's good for you!
* LightEmUp: Mythra is one of only three Light-element Blades in the whole game, which of course deepens the contrast between her and [[CastingAShadow Ma]][[BigBad los]]. However, most of her Light-based attacks (aside from her LaserBlade, of course), [[spoiler:actually come from [[KillSat Siren]], her [[HumongousMecha Artifice]].]]
* LightIsGood: Mythra is [[LightEmUp Light-based]]. She's also the {{Deuteragonist}} of the game.
* LightningBruiser: Mythra's native abilities speed up Arts recharge, increase critical hits, and boost evasion at max Affinity. Once her affinity tree is mastered, Rex can throw out Arts and Specials with near impunity.
* LovingAShadow: Mythra has ShipTease with Rex, just like Pyra. Part of this is because Rex reminds her of Addam (whom she's implied to have had a thing for).
* MeaningfulName:
** "Pyra" is the Greek word for "flame colored, red fire", referencing her
little control over the element of fire. Similarly, her Japanese name "Homura" means "fire" in Japanese.
**
it. She usually ends up shocking people (such as Nia) just by physical contact and has trouble using electricity at levels that aren't "fry everything". Her alternate form, "Mythra", plays up her personal sidequest involves intensive training to fine-tune that dreaded power being "mythical", being named after the Persian deity of Light, Mithra. Her Japanese name, "Hikari", means "light" in Japanese.
** [[spoiler:Her true name "Pneuma" is the Greek word for "breath", and can also mean "spirit" or "soul" in religious contexts;
hers.
* TheGlomp: Does
this also plays off the other Aegis names Ontos and Logos, which refer to body and mind, respectively. It is even written on her chest in that form in [[GratuitousGreek Greek letters.]]]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter:
** Thanks to having multiple forms, Pyra is essentially two Blades with different elements. This means Rex can have 4 different elements available at once.[[note]]Due to their zero-cooldown swap mechanic, Rex's Aegis Sword Driver Arts don't reset cooldown on a Pyra/Mythra switch.[[/note]]
** [[spoiler:After unlocking her Pneuma form, Pyra and Mythra can briefly transform into it
Nia during battle if Rex has max affinity her sidequest, [[AmusingInjuries with either of them and the party gauge is full. While active, she gains a number of [[PurposelyOverpowered unique and powerful abilities]].]]
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Is on the receiving end of one by Malos in chapter 7, leaving her an unresponsive husk until Rex comes to rescue her]].
* MsFanservice: Pyra was made by a ''hentai'' artist, after all. Huge breasts, {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, shows off plenty of ZettaiRyouiki, and even a bit of {{Gainaxing}}. It's rather blatant.
** Mythra qualifies as well, with more emphasis on her [[CleavageWindow cleavage]], [[SexyBacklessOutfit back]], and [[ShesGotLegs legs]].
** [[spoiler:Even their final form, Pneuma, qualifies for this despite having a lot more coverage. She's still extremely busty and shows off plenty of [[CleavageWindow cleavage]] through her skin-tight suit, along with hugging her curves nicely.]]
* MundaneUtility: She uses her control over fire for many normal things, such as cooking, starting a campfire, and keeping the party warm in the cold.
* MysteriousWaif: Plays a significant role in the backstory, and meeting her provides Rex incentive to find Elysium.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:When Rex and the party first meet her, Mòrag claims that the Aegis destroyed ''three Titans'' in a historical war. And it's true, as Mythra did it while fighting Malos during the Aegis War 500 years ago.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Has power over flame. Not only does she use it in battle, but one of her idle animations shows her playing with it.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Pyra is a NiceGirl [[BewareTheNiceOnes with more backbone than expected]] while Mythra is a {{Tsundere}} with a soft side. It's notable that in [[spoiler:the dream sequence in the last chapter, when everyone has their hidden emotions brought to the fore, Pyra just starts acting a bit abrasive while Mythra just starts acting nicer]].
* PunnyName: See MeaningfulName above. Befitting her personality, Pyra's favorite drink is "Jenerossi Tea".
* PurposelyOverpowered:
** Pyra and Mythra are both tremendously powerful Blades, but Mythra is leagues ahead. [[spoiler:Pneuma eclipses them both.]]
** [[spoiler:While Pneuma is active, Rex will have a massively increased damage output and be unable to die, always surviving with one HP. Most importantly, she can change the element of her Special on the fly, essentially letting her trigger any combo route, and her Specials during chain attacks will damage all orbs at once.]]
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Pneuma's true power. It allows Rex rewrite reality according to his own imagination, allowing him to match Jin's light-speed and negate his absolute-zero powers.]] In gameplay this means, [[spoiler:Pnuema can [[GameBreaker use every element possible]], and hit every element in a chain attack]].
* RedIsHeroic: Pyra.
* SealedBadassInACan: [[spoiler:Mythra chose to seal herself away after the war 500 years ago. Her previous driver, Addam, however, did expect someone worthy to awaken her.]]
* SecondLove: According to Pyra, Mythra, before meeting Rex, never met a more wonderful man than Addam (and worded it in a very ShipTease-y way). That said, Rex reminds Mythra of Addam quite a bit.
* SheFu: Her fighting style is graceful and acrobatic.
* ShipTease: Pyra [[spoiler:and by extension her alternate form, Mythra]] is heavily teased with Rex.
* ShownTheirWork: It's mentioned that Mythra's abilities don't actually work at lightspeed because the particles are too heavy, which would make them a form of plasma. This explains where Pyra's power comes from, as fire is (mostly) plasma.
* {{Sleepwalking}}: Mythra once finds herself in Rex's bed. Her response suggests this [[NoodleIncident isn't the first time]].
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Mythra was the original form of the Aegis, but after the Aegis War, she chose to seal herself away to prevent misuse of her power. This included creating another form with its own personality, but a shared memory. The two forms consider each other sisters.]]
** SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:Their Pneuma form essentially merges both their personalities into their one true personality. The player can decide who Rex can later refer to this form in gameplay. However, it's not permanent; before meeting the Architect the story treats it as a SuperMode, and afterward the [[StoryAndGameplaySegregation game continues to do so even when the story doesn't.]]]].
** LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:During a few dream sequences anyway, and during the ending.]]
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Pyra's Pneuma form.]]
* SupremeChef: Pyra, to which she has a skill dedicated solely for cooking.
* SweetTooth: Mythra has sweets as a favoured pouch item.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: She's a plot-important Blade, is the target of multiple factions, and the main plot (at least initially) is Rex escorting her home.
* {{Synchronization}}: Thanks to sharing half of her lifeforce with Rex, they have a deeper connection than most Blades and Drivers; as a negative consequence, any pain or damage one sustains is felt by the other, making Pyra mortal.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Jenerossi Tea for Pyra, and Cloud Sea Crab Sticks for Mythra. She admits they're not the most feminine thing on the menu, but likes the crunch.
* TronLines: Particularly visible when channeling a lot of power, or in the dark.[[spoiler:Pneuma, meanwhile, has them by default.]]
-->'''Rex:''' Is it nighttime already?\\
'''Pyra:''' Oh. And I've started glowing. ... I'm a bit self-conscious.
* {{Tsundere}}: Pyra is a Type B, normally sweet but can be headstrong, while Mythra is a Type A, prickly but not completely coldhearted.
* WeightWoe: Being a special legendary Blade and all, she's ''a lot'' heavier than she looks. It's a point of some consternation to poor Pyra. [[AllThereInTheManual Concept art]] reveals this isn't her fault, a good portion of her chestpiece, boots, and gloves is made of solid metal.
* WorthyOpponent: Kora to Mythra, at least in terms of Girl Power. In sheer battle prowess, only a very few Blades earn her respect; Brighid and Zenobia among them.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[spoiler:Pyra's Pneuma form has green hair.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Pyra wears Grade A with a combination of short shorts and thigh high boots.
hilarious results]].



[[folder:Dromarch ''(Byakko)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada (Japanese), William Roberts (English)

Nia's Blade, a huge white tiger with gentlemanly airs and power over water.

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-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada Creator/AoiYuuki (Japanese), William Roberts (English)

Nia's Blade, a huge white tiger with gentlemanly airs and power over water.
Jules de Jongh (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer



* AncestralWeapon: [[spoiler:He was the Blade of Nia's father when he was alive]].
* BattleButler: He acts and speaks like one, despite his status as a giant tiger.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Gets along splendidly with Azurda, the party's other mature father-figure.
* HeroicAlbino: He has white fur and blue eyes, common markers of feline albinism.
* MakingASplash: His innate element.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name, "Byakko" is the same name as the white tiger of the FourGods. His English name refers to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormarch mythical Welsh hound.]]
* TheMedic: He's a Healer Blade, and he possesses a full-party healing art.
* NiceHat: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6RD3BVRgn8 His nightcap is quite appreciated]].
* PantheraAwesome: He's a giant cat.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Nia.
* RealMenWearPink: He's a magic, Water-powered White Tiger named for an Asian God in the Japanese release, and one of his Field skills is based around Botany.
* RingsOfDeath: His weapon form.
* ServileSnarker: Though Nia's Blade, Dromarch isn't above poking fun at her once in a while.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Takes a shot for Nia while confronting Torna in Uraya. [[HealingFactor Fortunately, he's fine afterwards.]]]]

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* AncestralWeapon: [[spoiler:He was the Blade of Nia's father when he was alive]].
* BattleButler: He acts and speaks like one, despite his status
AccidentalMisnaming: Tends to get characters' names wrong, such as a giant tiger.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Gets along splendidly with Azurda, the party's other mature father-figure.
* HeroicAlbino: He has white fur and blue eyes, common markers of feline albinism.
* MakingASplash: His innate element.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name, "Byakko" is the same name as the white tiger of the FourGods. His English name refers to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormarch mythical Welsh hound.]]
* TheMedic: He's a Healer Blade, and he possesses a full-party healing art.
* NiceHat: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6RD3BVRgn8 His nightcap is quite appreciated]].
* PantheraAwesome: He's a giant cat.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Nia.
* RealMenWearPink: He's a magic, Water-powered White Tiger named for an Asian God in the Japanese release, and one of his Field skills is based around Botany.
* RingsOfDeath: His weapon form.
* ServileSnarker: Though Nia's Blade,
calling Dromarch isn't above poking fun "Bromarch." Even gets into a misnaming match with the Tirkin countess, Omulette, at the end of her once personal quest.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Finch can forget that she used up an attack, thus using it again with no cooldown.
* BirdPeople: A Blade
in the shape of a while.
green-feathered, humanoid bird.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Takes BlushSticker: She has two round red blushes on her cheeks to highlight her cuteness.
* BoldExplorer: Loves adventure and discovering new places and sights to behold. Except that with her brain problems, all it takes is
a shot for Nia while confronting Torna in Uraya. [[HealingFactor Fortunately, minute of not looking somewhere to forget all about it. Which makes her happier because it means everything is always new to her.
* TheDitz: Scatterbrained, forgetful, and adorable. She even forgets her name upon being summoned, despite [[ThirdPersonPerson having said it multiple times]].
* ForgetfulJones: Her special skill is called "Bird-Brained" and she fits the bill.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Zeke's is the only name Finch actually remembers, including her own. While
he's fine afterwards.]]]]
flattered by it, it also feels like [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg not being invited to a party]].
* NotSoDifferent: Her personal quest kicks off in earnest when the [[BirdPeople Tirkin]] mistake her for a [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped Tirkin countess]], so Finch goes off to find her to prove she's smarter than them. It turns out the countess went to Tantal, and forgot where home was. The king spaces out and tries to give Finch the position anyway - because she, the king, and the entire tribe have all forgotten who the missing royal was. Finch and Countess Omulette become friends, but both have a knack for completely forgetting people's names.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: She sounds pretty snarky when drawing aggro in combat.
-->'''Finch:''' Someone's being ''TAR-GET-TED''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Finch mentions that she dreams of being buried in a pile of Stuffed Meaty Carrots. Unfortunately, sometimes she forgets and mistakes other people's dishes for her own - like Juicy Samod or Cream Orange Paratha.
--> '''Nia:''' "That's MY favorite, you twit!"



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-->Voiced by: Misaki Kuno (Japanese), Arina Ii (English)

Tora's artificial Blade, also known as Poppi α. A curious, super-tough RobotGirl. Though she starts with earth-based powers, Poppi's element and role can be customized freely - as long as the right parts are available.

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-->Voiced by: Misaki Kuno Creator/KaoriIshihara (Japanese), Arina Ii (English)

Tora's artificial Blade, also known as Poppi α. A curious, super-tough RobotGirl. Though she starts with earth-based powers, Poppi's element and role can be customized freely - as long as the right parts are available.
Clare Corbett (English)
-->Designed by: Taiki

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball



* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:Poppi QTπ's initial element]].
* ArtificialHuman: Artificial ''Blade''. Tora lacks the natural potential to be a Driver, so instead he built Poppi in order to realize his dream.
* BadassAdorable: She's a cute little RobotGirl who serves as the party's initial StoneWall.
* BadassCape: Wears a red one in her base form.
* BlackBox: She is the result of three generations of development, from Soosoo to Tatazo to Tora. Because of this, there is much of Poppi - mainly the revolutionary ether furnace that powers her (contained within a literal black box) - that even her master doesn't fully understand.
* BrutalHonesty: Par for the course, since she was only born yesterday. She learns a little more tact as more advanced modules are installed.
* CreepyGood: Poppi always means well, but she ''is'' an innocent child with a vast array of deadly weaponry.
-->'''Nia:''' So tell me, what's your body made from?\\
'''Poppi:''' Poppi could tell you, [[IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou but then Poppi would have to kill you.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Her initial element is earth.
* DualAgeModes: Poppi α resembles a kid, Poppi QT a teenager. [[spoiler:QTπ is her adult mode.]]
* DoAnythingRobot: Tora equipped her with all manner of bells and whistles, most of questionable utility. These include a "Tail Waggle" function for cheering him up and a "Comb Protocol" for relieving bed-head.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Awakened by harnessing a blast of lightning on a stormy night. The allusions are impossible to ignore.
* FunWithAcronyms: Poppi's "QT" designation stands for "Quixotic Tutelar". [[spoiler:"QTπ" stands for "Quantum Technochampion π"]].
** In the Japanese version, "JS" stands for "Jet Spark", "JK" stands for "Justice Knight", and [[spoiler:"JD" stands for "Judgement Day".]]
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: As part of [[spoiler:her final upgrade]], she takes a one-day university crash course. The lesson topics end up becoming her new Field Skills (Forestry, Keen Eye and Ancient Wisdom).
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: She's the third person to call out [[spoiler:Rex]] on losing hope. Instead of the MegatonPunch expected, she just caresses [[spoiler:Rex]]'s face.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hair is tied into two little buns, with her QT form making them a lot more obvious.
* GlacierWaif: She's [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Lin 2.0]], a cute girl who acts as the party's default tank.
* JetPack: Her feet have built-in rockets for flight.
* LettingHerHairDown: Poppi QTπ forgoes the solid metal pigtails in favor of long, natural-looking hair that hangs loose.
* LivingLieDetector: Her built-in sensors can pick up when someone's heart rate spikes, such as when Brighid denies falling for the Driver's "confession of love" during Kora's Heart-to-Heart.
* MagikarpPower: Poppi makes a pretty good tank right out of the box, but she has lackluster passives and completely lacks secondary effects on her specials. Spend enough time in "Tiger! Tiger!" and a find a few technical manuals, though, and she can excel in any role you want.
* MeaningfulName: Her original name, "Hana", means "flower" in Japanese. Her English name was [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolseyed]] to be a play on the poppy, a type of flower.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Poppi is the only Blade Tora can use. However, she has various customizations and upgrades that others lack.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit in her QT form.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Gets another mode known as Poppi QT ([[DubNameChange Hana JK]] in the Japanese version) [[spoiler:during the events at the artificial Blade factory.]]
** [[spoiler:She later gets a third form known as Poppi QTπ (Hana JD in the Japanese version) after completing a late-game sidequest surrounding her.]]
* NoSell: Most anti-Blade tactics work by hindering a Blade's natural ether absorption; but Poppi is immune due to her built-in power source, which regularly comes in handy. She alone can break out of an AntiMagic prison cell, and fight normally in the ether-scarce depths of the Spirit Crucible.
* NiceHat: Wears a beret sideways.
* OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce: As an [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Blade]], she generates [[AppliedPhlebotinum Ether]] from her internal ether furnace, which means that when all the other Blades are [[WorfHadTheFlu weakened]] by an interruption in the [[BackgroundMagicField evironmental Ether]], she can still function just fine, [[spoiler:Most notably in the Spirit Crucible Elpys, where [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration she is not restricted to level 1 Specials and low Affinity]] like the rest of the party]]. In general, if Mythra can't handle something, Poppi can. [[spoiler:Which is why Pneuma takes Poppi aside to make sure she promises ''not'' to stop Pneuma's HeroicSacrifice.]]
* OptionalPartyMember: Her QTπ form can only be obtained in an optional side quest. As a result, Poppi QTπ never appears in the main story.
* PinocchioSyndrome: Deep down, Poppi is confused and troubled that she's only an imitation of real Blades.
* PlayingWithFire: Poppi QT's initial element.
* PointBuildSystem: Poppiswap, which allows Poppi's role, attributes, and abilities to be tweaked however the player likes. Parts for Poppiswap, as well as improving her reactor (and thus raising the points available to use) are obtained by playing "Tiger! Tiger!".
* PointlessBandAid: Wears something akin to one across the bridge of her nose in her base form.
* PunnyName:
** Her QT form makes her quite the cutie. [[spoiler:Same goes for QTπ, in which she looks like a cutie pie.]]
** Her Japanese names contain Web jargon: "JS[[labelnote:*]]Joshi Shogakusei (elementary school girl)[[/labelnote]]" for her initial kid form, "JK[[labelnote:*]]Joshi Koukousei/[[{{Joshikousei}} Joshi-kousei]] (high school girl)[[/labelnote]]" for her mid-game teenage form, and [[spoiler:"JD[[labelnote:*]]Joshi Daigakusei (college girl)[[/labelnote]]" for her late-game adult form.]]
* PowerFist: Wields a pair of them in her QT form, known as Jet Gloves.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: QTπ is basically indistinguishable from any normal Blade save for some joints on her thighs and shoulders. As well as this, emotionally speaking, she seems just as human as anyone else. [[spoiler:During Rex's HeroicBSOD at the start of Chapter 7, she is the only one to make an emotional appeal to Rex to not give up; Nia and Brighid [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan took the more forceful approach]] to try and snap him out of his funk. Additionally, she was genuinely torn up about Pneuma's request to not try and rescue her during the collapse of the World Tree.]]
* RobotGirl: As a machine created by Tora, she carries on the ''Xeno'' series' tradition.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: [[spoiler:Wears a red one in her QTπ form.]]
* SelfDestructMechanism: She's equipped with one, due to Soosoo believing that its the coolest way for a hero to go. Poppi soon reveals that its one of her ''safest'' functions, unnerving both Tora and Zeke.
* ServileSnarker: Poppi has no filter when it comes to Tora's various embarrassing secrets. She also won't let him get away with showing off, fibbing, or offloading his busywork on her. Tora assumes it's due to some latent programming by Tatazo and Soosoo.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The localized version of her second form's designation is short for "Quixotic Tutelar." [[spoiler:Likewise, her third form's designation is short for "Quantum Technochampion π"]].
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler:Her QTπ form has her fill out in all the right places.]]
* StoneWall: She starts off as a Tank type, rounding out the initial DamagerHealerTank dynamic with Pyra and Dromarch.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Poppi QTπ, her third and final form.]]
* SuperPrototype: Subverted. Poppi is a souped-up version of the artificial Blade that Tora's family was working on, and she can fight her predecessor to a standstill even without firing on all cylinders. She actually notes out loud that she's feature-complete; Tora only labeled her ''α'' because he wanted to tweak her U.I. [[spoiler:Even her BlackBox is a finished, highly-refined version of the concept. Part of her advantage is that every other artificial Blade is powered by inferior prototypes.]]
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her shield has rockets, [[ThisIsADrill a giant drill]], and a buzzsaw built in. QT replaces it with shield tonfas that also double as bazookas and missile launchers. [[spoiler:QTπ wields the Variable Saber, a combination {{BFS}} and {{BFG}} that mimics the Aegis itself.]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: When she first transforms into Poppi [=QT=], the transformation sequence is accompanied by the boss battle theme.
* ThirdPersonPerson: She uses Nopon speech patterns, thanks to her creators.
* TinCanRobot: Her original form is one with a cute girl head, inspired by 70's SuperRobot looks. Her upgrades look increasingly human, with [[spoiler:QTπ not looking out of place next to KOS-MOS herself]] and sound less and less robotically stoic (plus, she acquires [[IdleAnimation some wicked dance moves]]).
* TransformationSequence: Upon activating the QT module for the first time. (She caps it off with an adorable head tilt.) In battle, Poppi shifts modes by weaving her red cape into a form-obscuring sphere until the selected form emerges.
* VocalEvolution: When she gains her QT form, her dialog gets less stilted and robotic. [[spoiler:In QTπ form, her speech is smooth and natural-sounding, save for her Noponic dialect.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Part-and-parcel of her existence is that, unlike natural Blades, Poppi can outlive her Driver - and she won't lose her memories as they do (notwithstanding any possible damage to or corruption of her memory banks, as she notes in a Heart-to-Heart conversation with Brighid). Mythra helps counsel her with this thought.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A as Poppi QT.

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* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:Poppi QTπ's initial element]].
* ArtificialHuman: Artificial ''Blade''. Tora lacks the natural potential to be a Driver, so instead he built Poppi in order to realize
DeliberatelyCuteChild: Floren exploits his dream.
* BadassAdorable: She's a
cute little RobotGirl who serves as the party's initial StoneWall.
* BadassCape: Wears a red one in her base form.
* BlackBox: She is the result of three generations of development, from Soosoo to Tatazo to Tora. Because of this, there is much of Poppi - mainly the revolutionary ether furnace that powers her (contained within a literal black box) - that
looks for all they're worth. It's even her master doesn't fully understand.
an exclusive Field Skill, which lets him get free items by charming certain [=NPCs=]. In his introduction, he briefly drops the goody-two-shoes act to celebrate duping another rube.
* BrutalHonesty: Par DudeLooksLikeALady: Several characters refer to him as a young girl, but he rarely bothers to correct them. He's listed as male for the course, since she was only born yesterday. She learns a little more tact as more advanced modules are installed.
* CreepyGood: Poppi always means well, but she ''is'' an innocent child with a vast array
purpose of deadly weaponry.
-->'''Nia:''' So tell me, what's your body made from?\\
'''Poppi:''' Poppi could tell you, [[IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou but then Poppi would have to kill you.]]
Merc Mission deployment requirements.
* DishingOutDirt: Her initial element is earth.
* DualAgeModes: Poppi α resembles a kid, Poppi QT a teenager. [[spoiler:QTπ is her adult mode.]]
* DoAnythingRobot: Tora equipped her with all manner of bells
GreenThumb: As his flowery appearance and whistles, most of questionable utility. These include a "Tail Waggle" function for cheering him up and a "Comb Protocol" for relieving bed-head.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Awakened by harnessing a blast of lightning on a stormy night. The allusions are impossible to ignore.
* FunWithAcronyms: Poppi's "QT" designation stands for "Quixotic Tutelar". [[spoiler:"QTπ" stands for "Quantum Technochampion π"]].
** In the Japanese version, "JS" stands for "Jet Spark", "JK" stands for "Justice Knight", and [[spoiler:"JD" stands for "Judgement Day".]]
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: As part of [[spoiler:her final upgrade]], she takes a one-day university crash course. The lesson topics end up becoming her new Field Skills (Forestry, Keen Eye and Ancient Wisdom).
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: She's the third person to call out [[spoiler:Rex]] on losing hope. Instead of the MegatonPunch expected, she just caresses [[spoiler:Rex]]'s face.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hair
green attire suggests, plantlife is tied into two little buns, with her QT form making them a lot more obvious.
* GlacierWaif: She's [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX Lin 2.0]], a cute girl who acts as the party's default tank.
* JetPack: Her feet have built-in rockets for flight.
* LettingHerHairDown: Poppi QTπ forgoes the solid metal pigtails in favor of long, natural-looking hair that hangs loose.
* LivingLieDetector: Her built-in sensors can pick up when someone's heart rate spikes, such as when Brighid denies falling for the Driver's "confession of love" during Kora's Heart-to-Heart.
* MagikarpPower: Poppi makes a pretty good tank right out of the box, but she has lackluster passives and completely lacks secondary effects on her specials. Spend enough time in "Tiger! Tiger!" and a find a few technical manuals, though, and she can excel in any role you want.
* MeaningfulName: Her original name, "Hana", means "flower" in Japanese. Her English name was [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolseyed]] to be a play on the poppy, a type of flower.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Poppi is the only Blade Tora can use. However, she has various customizations and upgrades that others lack.
* {{Meido}}: Wears a maid outfit in her QT form.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Gets another mode known as Poppi QT ([[DubNameChange Hana JK]] in the Japanese version) [[spoiler:during the events at the artificial Blade factory.]]
** [[spoiler:She later gets a third form known as Poppi QTπ (Hana JD in the Japanese version) after completing a late-game sidequest surrounding her.]]
* NoSell: Most anti-Blade tactics work by hindering a Blade's natural ether absorption; but Poppi is immune due to her built-in power source, which regularly comes in handy. She alone can break out of an AntiMagic prison cell, and fight normally in the ether-scarce depths of the Spirit Crucible.
* NiceHat: Wears a beret sideways.
* OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce: As an [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Blade]], she generates [[AppliedPhlebotinum Ether]] from her internal ether furnace, which means that when all the other Blades are [[WorfHadTheFlu weakened]] by an interruption in the [[BackgroundMagicField evironmental Ether]], she can still function just fine, [[spoiler:Most notably in the Spirit Crucible Elpys, where [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration she is not restricted to level 1 Specials and low Affinity]] like the rest of the party]]. In general, if Mythra can't handle something, Poppi can. [[spoiler:Which is why Pneuma takes Poppi aside to make sure she promises ''not'' to stop Pneuma's HeroicSacrifice.]]
* OptionalPartyMember: Her QTπ form can only be obtained in an optional side quest. As a result, Poppi QTπ never appears in the main story.
* PinocchioSyndrome: Deep down, Poppi is confused and troubled that she's only an imitation of real Blades.
* PlayingWithFire: Poppi QT's initial element.
* PointBuildSystem: Poppiswap, which allows Poppi's role, attributes, and abilities to be tweaked however the player likes. Parts for Poppiswap, as well as improving her reactor (and thus raising the points available to use) are obtained by playing "Tiger! Tiger!".
* PointlessBandAid: Wears something akin to one across the bridge of her nose in her base form.
* PunnyName:
** Her QT form makes her quite the cutie. [[spoiler:Same goes for QTπ, in which she looks like a cutie pie.]]
** Her Japanese names contain Web jargon: "JS[[labelnote:*]]Joshi Shogakusei (elementary school girl)[[/labelnote]]" for her initial kid form, "JK[[labelnote:*]]Joshi Koukousei/[[{{Joshikousei}} Joshi-kousei]] (high school girl)[[/labelnote]]" for her mid-game teenage form, and [[spoiler:"JD[[labelnote:*]]Joshi Daigakusei (college girl)[[/labelnote]]" for her late-game adult form.]]
* PowerFist: Wields a pair of them in her QT form, known as Jet Gloves.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: QTπ is basically indistinguishable from any normal Blade save for some joints on her thighs and shoulders. As well as this, emotionally speaking, she seems just as human as anyone else. [[spoiler:During Rex's HeroicBSOD at the start of Chapter 7, she is the only one to make an emotional appeal to Rex to not give up; Nia and Brighid [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan took the more forceful approach]] to try and snap him out of
his funk. Additionally, she was genuinely torn up about Pneuma's request to not try and rescue her during the collapse of the World Tree.]]
* RobotGirl: As a machine created by Tora, she carries on the ''Xeno'' series' tradition.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: [[spoiler:Wears a red one in her QTπ form.]]
* SelfDestructMechanism: She's equipped with one, due to Soosoo believing that its the coolest way for a hero to go. Poppi soon reveals that its one of her ''safest'' functions, unnerving both Tora and Zeke.
* ServileSnarker: Poppi has no filter when it comes to Tora's various embarrassing secrets. She also won't let him get away with showing off, fibbing, or offloading his busywork on her. Tora assumes
domain, though it's folded into DishingOutDirt as far as the game's element system is concerned.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Perhaps
due to some latent programming by Tatazo and Soosoo.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The localized version of her second form's designation is short for "Quixotic Tutelar." [[spoiler:Likewise, her third form's designation is short for "Quantum Technochampion π"]].
* SheIsAllGrownUp: [[spoiler:Her QTπ form has her fill out in all the right places.]]
* StoneWall: She starts off as a Tank type, rounding out the initial DamagerHealerTank dynamic with Pyra and Dromarch.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Poppi QTπ, her third and final form.]]
* SuperPrototype: Subverted. Poppi is a souped-up version of the artificial Blade that Tora's family was working on, and she can fight her predecessor
his floral nature, he does not take kindly to a standstill even without firing on all cylinders. She actually notes out loud that she's feature-complete; Tora only labeled her ''α'' because he wanted to tweak her U.I. [[spoiler:Even her BlackBox is a finished, highly-refined version of the concept. Part of her advantage is that every other artificial Blade is powered by inferior prototypes.]]
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her shield has rockets, [[ThisIsADrill a
being pitted against giant drill]], and a buzzsaw built in. QT replaces it with shield tonfas that also double as bazookas and missile launchers. [[spoiler:QTπ wields the Variable Saber, a combination {{BFS}} and {{BFG}} that mimics the Aegis itself.]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: When she first transforms into Poppi [=QT=], the transformation sequence is accompanied by the boss battle theme.
* ThirdPersonPerson: She uses Nopon speech patterns, thanks to her creators.
* TinCanRobot: Her original form is one with a cute girl head, inspired by 70's SuperRobot looks. Her upgrades look increasingly human, with [[spoiler:QTπ not looking out of place next to KOS-MOS herself]] and sound less and less robotically stoic (plus, she acquires [[IdleAnimation some wicked dance moves]]).
* TransformationSequence: Upon activating the QT module for the first time. (She caps it off with an adorable head tilt.) In battle, Poppi shifts modes by weaving her red cape into a form-obscuring sphere until the selected form emerges.
* VocalEvolution: When she gains her QT form, her dialog gets less stilted and robotic. [[spoiler:In QTπ form, her speech is smooth and natural-sounding, save for her Noponic dialect.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Part-and-parcel of her existence is that, unlike natural Blades, Poppi can outlive her Driver - and she won't lose her memories as they do (notwithstanding any possible damage to or corruption of her memory banks, as she notes in a Heart-to-Heart conversation with Brighid). Mythra helps counsel her with this thought.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A as Poppi QT.
bug monsters.



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-->Voiced by: Takahiro Fujimoto (Japanese), Todd Kramer (English)

Vandham's Wind-type Blade. A valiant and capable war-bird with great pride in his Driver.

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-->Voiced by: Takahiro Fujimoto Creator/ToruFuruya (Japanese), Todd Kramer (English)

Vandham's Wind-type Blade. A valiant and capable war-bird with great pride in his Driver.
Julian Kostov (English)
-->Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer



* BadassMustache: He has the Vandham line's signature square-taches.
* BlowYouAway: Roc's element is wind.
* MeaningfulName: "Roc" refers to a creature in Middle Eastern myth and literature, taking the form of a titanic bird. His Japanese name, Suzaku, the Red Phoenix of the FourGods.
* NoBiologicalSex: While Roc is referred to by male pronouns, he is considered genderless by game mechanics. Or rather the game lists his gender as [[spoiler: the number 4]].
* ThePhoenix: He is a phoenix with a Wind elemental. His Japanese name is a reference to the Red Phoenix of TheFourGods. [[spoiler:He is also "reborn" when Rex bonds with him after Vandham's death.]]
* SinisterScythe: He has a unique weapon that takes the form of small, handheld, dual scythes. Vandham admits he's never seen another Blade with a weapon even close to them in design. [[spoiler:When Vandham dies, Rex acclimates to them pretty swiftly]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Vanishes from the story after being resummoned to clear some impenetrable miasma, even while Rex is using his weapons to fight during Pyra's absence for the majority of Chapter 7.]]
* WistfulAmnesia: He is often preoccupied with thoughts about his past life [[spoiler:as Vandham's Blade, once reawakened]]. Rex and friends help him fill in the gaps and face forward.

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* BadassMustache: He has the Vandham line's signature square-taches.
* BlowYouAway: Roc's element is wind.
* MeaningfulName: "Roc" refers to a creature in Middle Eastern myth and literature, taking the form of a titanic bird. His Japanese name, Suzaku, the Red Phoenix of the FourGods.
* NoBiologicalSex: While Roc is referred to by male pronouns, he is considered genderless by game mechanics. Or rather the game lists his gender as [[spoiler: the number 4]].
* ThePhoenix: He is a phoenix with a Wind elemental. His Japanese name is a reference to the Red Phoenix of TheFourGods. [[spoiler:He is also "reborn" when Rex bonds with him after Vandham's death.]]
* SinisterScythe:
BlackAndWhiteMorality: He has a unique weapon that takes the form of small, handheld, dual scythes. Vandham admits he's never seen another Blade really hard time with a weapon even close to them in design. [[spoiler:When Vandham dies, Rex acclimates to them pretty swiftly]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Vanishes from
the story after being resummoned idea of NecessaryEvil, which causes a few problems when he attempts to clear some impenetrable miasma, even while Rex is using his weapons to fight during Pyra's absence for shut down Tantal's black market (aka the majority only reliable source of Chapter 7.]]
* WistfulAmnesia: He is often preoccupied with thoughts about his past life [[spoiler:as Vandham's Blade, once reawakened]]. Rex and friends help him fill
food in the gaps icy Titan).
* DontThinkFeel: According to him, the idea of living with justice only seems complicated because people think too hard about morality.
* ForGreatJustice: Godfrey is obsessed with justice, righteousness,
and face forward.helping the downtrodden, which is reflected in his exclusive Merc Missions.
* ShutUpHannibal: After a criminal named Sandstream leads Godfrey around on a quest just to show him how terrible the world is and how meaningless his ideals are, Godfrey points out that every wicked thing he saw was directly the result of Sandstream's actions, and swiftly takes him down.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: All Godfrey's field skills are exclusive to him, and all of them are called for by at least a few merc missions. It's often worth making him team leader just to get the most out of him.



[[folder:Brighid ''(Kagutsuchi)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIto (Japanese), Jules De Jongh (English)

Cool and collected partner of Mòrag the Flamebringer. Renowned as the strongest Blade in Mor Ardain.

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[[folder:Gorg ''(Yuuou)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ShizukaIto Creator/TomoakiMaeno (Japanese), Jules De Jongh (English)

Cool and collected partner of Mòrag the Flamebringer. Renowned as the strongest Blade in Mor Ardain.
Mikey O'Connor (English)
-->Designed by: Soraya Saga

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe



* AbsoluteCleavage: It goes right down to the groin.
* AmbiguouslyBi: In a Heart-to-Heart with the rare Blade Kora, Kora's Driver gets nudged into making a play love confession. Brighid winds up a little flustered no matter who it is.
* AncestralWeapon: Has been passed down the Mor Ardain royal bloodline [[spoiler:ever since the Aegis War]].
* TheComicallySerious: Much like her Driver, certain Heart-to-Hearts throw Brighid into humorous situations to contrast her usual reserved personality.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her eyes - [[EyesAlwaysShut when visible]] - are purple, like her hair.
* {{Diary}}: She has a journal to preserve the memories of her previous incarnations, due to the fact that Blades completely forget their past lives upon resonating with a new Driver. Brighid is haunted by the question of whether she's really the same Brighid as in her past lives, or if those Brighids died with her memory of being them.
* DualBoss: She's fought alongside Captain Padraig in her first encounter.
* DualWielding: Wields two swords that she uses in her first encounter, and whenever Mòrag unleashes a Special.
* EvilCounterpart: She starts off as one to Pyra, being a powerful fire-element Blade under a faction scheming to capture her.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Her default expression. She only ever opens them twice - once for a [[FreezeFrameBonus split second]] in her introduction in Torigoth, and again [[spoiler:when Pyra surrenders to Torna at the end of Chapter 6]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:When Pyra gives herself up and Rex loses hope, Brighid delivers an ArmorPiercingSlap to snap him out of it]].
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her hair and outfit has a bit of purple intermingled with blue. Her beauty is well-known throughout Alrest, and she sometimes offers tips on her skincare routine. Her favorite item is Titan-Oil Hand Cream.
* LadyOfWar: Much like her Driver, Brighid carries a composed and noble air about her and is very capable in a fight, even when separated from Mòrag.
%% * LipstickLesbian: She's very feminine and shares some ShipTease with her partner Mòrag. Brighid admits she's not too sure if she would want to live on after Mòrag is gone, albeit Morag herself is not interested in romance (and Brighid isn't above being affected by others confessing to her) so it may be more of a HeterosexualLifePartners thing.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her Japanese name takes after [[JapaneseMythology the child of Izanagi and Izanami, and God of Fire]]. Seeing as Kagutsuchi was male, it also counts as a GenderBlenderName.
** Her English name comes from the Celtic goddess of fire, the forge, etc.
* MundaneUtility: On the approach to Tantal, she (along with Pyra) uses her flame powers to keep the party warm.
* RedBaron: Known as the "Jewel of Mor Ardain".
* TheRival: Sees herself as one for Pyra and Mythra, the former for [[PlayingWithFire being able to manipulate fire]] and the latter due to their history.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit is entirely AbsoluteCleavage with ZettaiRyouiki.
* SweetTooth: She's partial to dessert items, especially her TrademarkFavoriteFood the "Thawing Mille-Feuille".
* TechnicolorFire: Harnesses blue flames.
* WhipSword: Her weapons transform into a pair of whips when activated.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her natural shade is purple, but the tips of her long tresses constantly burn blue-white with the heat of her flame powers.
* ZettaiRyouiki: A boots and ShowgirlSkirt version, sporting Grade A.

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* AbsoluteCleavage: It goes right down to HeroicSelfDeprecation: He'll blame himself if the groin.
party wipes.
* AmbiguouslyBi: In OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: He's the only Water Rare Blade who's drawn from a random core crystal (all others are drawn from unique ones and can be applied with complete foresight).
* TheStrategist: Gorg's
Heart-to-Heart with and personal sidequest reveal his strong tactical acumen, especially in the rare Blade Kora, Kora's Driver gets nudged into making a play love confession. Brighid winds up a little flustered no matter who it is.
* AncestralWeapon: Has been passed down the Mor Ardain royal bloodline [[spoiler:ever since the Aegis War]].
* TheComicallySerious: Much like her Driver, certain Heart-to-Hearts throw Brighid into humorous situations to contrast her usual reserved personality.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Her eyes - [[EyesAlwaysShut when visible]] - are purple, like her hair.
* {{Diary}}: She has a journal to preserve the memories of her previous incarnations, due to the fact that Blades completely forget their past lives upon resonating with a new Driver. Brighid is haunted by the question of whether she's really the same Brighid as in her past lives, or if those Brighids died with her memory of being them.
* DualBoss: She's fought alongside Captain Padraig in her first encounter.
* DualWielding: Wields two swords that she uses in her first encounter, and whenever Mòrag unleashes a Special.
* EvilCounterpart: She starts off as one to Pyra, being a powerful fire-element Blade under a faction scheming to capture her.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Her default expression. She only ever opens them twice - once for a [[FreezeFrameBonus split second]] in her introduction in Torigoth, and again [[spoiler:when Pyra surrenders to Torna at the end of Chapter 6]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:When Pyra gives herself up and Rex loses hope, Brighid delivers an ArmorPiercingSlap to snap him out of it]].
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her hair and outfit has a bit of purple intermingled with blue. Her beauty is well-known throughout Alrest, and she sometimes offers tips on her skincare routine. Her favorite item is Titan-Oil Hand Cream.
* LadyOfWar: Much like her Driver, Brighid carries a composed and noble air about her and is very capable in a fight, even when separated from Mòrag.
%% * LipstickLesbian: She's very feminine and shares some ShipTease with her partner Mòrag. Brighid admits she's not too sure if she would want to live on after Mòrag is gone, albeit Morag herself is not interested in romance (and Brighid isn't above being affected by others confessing to her) so it may be more of a HeterosexualLifePartners thing.
* MeaningfulName:
** Her Japanese name takes after [[JapaneseMythology the child of Izanagi and Izanami, and God of Fire]]. Seeing as Kagutsuchi was male, it also counts as a GenderBlenderName.
** Her English name comes from the Celtic goddess of fire, the forge, etc.
* MundaneUtility: On the approach to Tantal, she (along with Pyra) uses her flame powers to keep the party warm.
* RedBaron: Known as the "Jewel of Mor Ardain".
* TheRival: Sees herself as one for Pyra and Mythra, the former for [[PlayingWithFire being able to manipulate fire]] and the latter due to their history.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit is entirely AbsoluteCleavage with ZettaiRyouiki.
kitchen.
* SweetTooth: She's partial to dessert items, especially her TrademarkFavoriteFood the "Thawing Mille-Feuille".
* TechnicolorFire: Harnesses blue flames.
* WhipSword: Her weapons transform into a pair
Gets easily distracted by tasty-looking desserts. In his personal sidequest, Gorg pursues his dream of whips when activated.
opening his very own sweets shop.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her natural shade is purple, but the tips of her long tresses constantly burn blue-white with the heat of her flame powers.
* ZettaiRyouiki: A boots and ShowgirlSkirt version, sporting Grade A.
UnscaledMerfolk: His theme invokes this.



[[folder:Pandoria ''(Saika)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/RyoHirohashi (Japanese), Becca Stewart (English)

Zeke's Electric-type Blade. Playful and snarky, she suffers his antics with good cheer.

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-->Voiced by: Creator/RyoHirohashi Creator/AyaEndo (Japanese), Becca Stewart (English)

Zeke's Electric-type Blade. Playful and snarky, she suffers his antics with good cheer.
Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Hideo Minaba

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon



* AbsoluteCleavage: Her shirt has a deep V-neck that exposes her bra.
* {{Adorkable}}: Has the [[{{Meganekko}} cute nerdy look]] and is very devoted to Zeke to the point that she [[FunnyBackgroundEvent cheerfully imitates his poses]] during their encounters with Rex and the party [[spoiler:prior to officially joining them. However, Pandoria still performs a variety of poses with Zeke during idle animation]].
* AffectionateNickname: Zeke calls her "Pandy" for short.
* AncestralWeapon: Her Core Crystal is passed from Tantal king to prince. Zeke essentially stole her on his way out of Tantal.
* BifurcatedWeapon: Her weapon, the "Purple Lightning Dreamsmasher", is a formidable-looking {{BFS}} in Zeke's hands. Pandoria however removes the hilt to use as a staff rather than wielding the blade itself.
* BodyguardCrush: [[spoiler:The Heart-to-Heart "Curse of the Zekenator" reveals that she might be nursing romantic feelings toward her Driver Zeke, but insists it's just sisterly affection.]]
* ButtMonkey: She doesn't have it quite as bad as Zeke, but because she's [[BornUnlucky Zeke's]] Blade and is usually not far from him, some of the misfortune that befalls him extends to her as well.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Green eyes and green hair.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: [[spoiler:The party suspects Pandoria feels something more than protective instinct for Zeke, as hard as she tries to deny it]].
* GenkiGirl: Each time Zeke confronts the party, she [[FunnyBackgroundEvent cheerfully mirrors his ridiculous posturing]]. She's really good at it, too - [[spoiler:possibly because they share a lifeforce.]]
* IAmNotPretty: She admits to Mòrag in "Pandoria's Troubles" that she feels a bit plain next to Brighid and Pyra.
* MindOverMatter: Can use the staff portion of her weapon to control the blade portion in her specials.
* MistakenForGay: One option in "Pandoria's Troubles" has Mòrag ask Pandoria if she's coming on to her.
* NerdGlasses: She wears a huge set of round opaque glasses. [[spoiler:After a flashback that explores her and Zeke's characters, they become transparent and show her eyes.]]
* PointyEars: Has long, pointed ears.
* ServileSnarker: As loyal as she is to Zeke, she is not above pointing out his rotten luck or terrible taste in names.
* ShockAndAwe: Her element, as reflected by the light bulbs on her hat, tail, shoulders, and shoes.
* ShowgirlSkirt: She wears a frilly half-skirt in tandem with [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]].
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Among Zeke's misfortunes applying to her as well, she's fallen off a collapsing cliff and [[TwinkleInTheSky has been sent flying off a Titan by a boulder]].
* {{Synchronization}}: [[spoiler:Half of her Core Crystal was implanted onto Zeke's chest to save his life. Pandoria doesn't mind her life force keeping him alive.]]

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* AbsoluteCleavage: Her shirt has a deep V-neck that exposes TheAtoner: She vows to use her bra.
* {{Adorkable}}: Has
great power for good to make up for the [[{{Meganekko}} cute nerdy look]] destruction of the Theospeti Temple in the past.
* TheBerserker: She goes on a rampage upon utilizing her full power. There's a reason she was sealed up.
* GlassCannon: On top of being an Ether Cannon Blade, which is naturally glassy, one of her abilities increases any damage done by, and taken by, her Driver at max Affinity.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: She is remarkably powerful for a rare Blade, only losing out to the likes of Mythra and KOS-MOS. She is able to equip up to three Aux Cores, is able to snipe enemies from a distance while other team members distract them,
and is very devoted easy to Zeke unlock her full affinity tree. However, her battle skill, Dissolve Seal, while it allows her Driver to the point deal more damage at max affinity, it also has them receive more damage in return.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Her mech armor is styled after a dragon as to emphasize her great but uncontrollable power.
* MinmaxersDelight: Her unique passive [[GlassCannon increases damage taken]], sure. But it's on an Ether Canon, one of only two ranged weapons, and one
that comes bundled with aggro-reduction tools. If her Driver's getting hit by anything more than the occasion AOE attack something's gone horribly wrong.
* MundaneUtility: One of Ursula's ''many'' mercenary missions requires three electric blades and three ether cannon blades, and said mission requires Ursula herself to be in it, meaning that one of the blades on the mission must fit both qualities. Herald is one such reliably accessible example.
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Laias by herself, noting her similarity in power to [[LightEmUp KOS-MOS]]. If
she [[FunnyBackgroundEvent cheerfully imitates his poses]] and KOS-MOS are under the same Driver during battle and the Driver switches to Herald, she might say that she'll show no mercy to their encounters with Rex foes like KOS-MOS would.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She destroyed a temple
and killed nearly everyone in it by herself as well as took down many Laias that was overwhelming the party [[spoiler:prior to officially joining them. in the side quest "The Calm and the Storm". However, Pandoria still performs a variety of poses with Zeke during idle animation]].
* AffectionateNickname: Zeke calls
her "Pandy" for short.
[[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity tremendous power]] caused her to attack the party and nearly overwhelmed them including the Aegis. If she hadn't stopped herself from proceeding on the attack the party would have died on the spot. Note that she does this after spending a substantial amount of time in an environment that weakens blades.
--> '''Nia:''' "A few seconds more and we'd have been toast too..."
* AncestralWeapon: PowerGivesYouWings: The only Blade to travel by floating via her dragon-based mech armor aside from Sheba, who [[IdleRich sits in her giant floating bathtub]].
* SchizoTech:
Her futuristic draconic mech armor, especially considering that she is obtainable in Tantal.
* SealedBadassInACan: After she went berserk in the past and destroyed Theospiti Temple, her previous Driver [[CantLiveWithoutYou killed himself to stop her]], returning her to her Core Crystal. This crystal was then hidden behind a cracked wall ''and'' sealed inside an ominous altar that requires an offering of a lot of [[BloodMagic blood (or blood-like things, such as red fruits)]] to open. Naturally, opening the seal causes [[TheDreaded a bit of panic]] among the residents of Theosoir, and the King himself meets the party outside the shrine to inform you of ''why'' that
Core Crystal is passed from Tantal king was sealed away. He [[ThePowerOfTrust chooses to prince. Zeke essentially stole her on his way out of Tantal.
* BifurcatedWeapon: Her weapon, the "Purple Lightning Dreamsmasher", is a formidable-looking {{BFS}} in Zeke's hands. Pandoria however removes the hilt to use as a staff rather than wielding the blade itself.
* BodyguardCrush: [[spoiler:The Heart-to-Heart "Curse of the Zekenator" reveals
trust]] that Rex and company can keep Herald's power in check, though.
* StationaryWings: Herald's armor has dragon wings that don't flap, but
she might be nursing romantic feelings toward her Driver Zeke, but insists it's just sisterly affection.]]
is capable of flight regardless.
* ButtMonkey: WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: She doesn't have it quite as bad as Zeke, exactly lose her mind, but because she's [[BornUnlucky Zeke's]] Blade and is usually not far from him, some of the misfortune that befalls him extends to her as well.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Green eyes and green hair.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: [[spoiler:The party suspects Pandoria feels something more than protective instinct for Zeke, as hard as she tries to deny it]].
* GenkiGirl: Each time Zeke confronts the party, she [[FunnyBackgroundEvent cheerfully mirrors his ridiculous posturing]]. She's really good at it, too - [[spoiler:possibly because they share a lifeforce.]]
* IAmNotPretty: She admits to Mòrag in "Pandoria's Troubles" that she feels a bit plain next to Brighid and Pyra.
* MindOverMatter: Can use the staff portion of her weapon
inability to control the blade portion her power has her attack anyone in her specials.
* MistakenForGay: One option in "Pandoria's Troubles" has Mòrag ask Pandoria if she's coming on to her.
* NerdGlasses: She wears a huge set of round opaque glasses. [[spoiler:After a flashback that explores her
way, friend and Zeke's characters, they become transparent and show her eyes.]]
* PointyEars: Has long, pointed ears.
* ServileSnarker: As loyal as she is to Zeke, she is not above pointing out his rotten luck or terrible taste in names.
* ShockAndAwe: Her element, as reflected by the light bulbs on her hat, tail, shoulders, and shoes.
* ShowgirlSkirt: She wears a frilly half-skirt in tandem with [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]].
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Among Zeke's misfortunes applying to her as well, she's fallen off a collapsing cliff and [[TwinkleInTheSky has been sent flying off a Titan by a boulder]].
* {{Synchronization}}: [[spoiler:Half of her Core Crystal was implanted onto Zeke's chest to save his life. Pandoria doesn't mind her life force keeping him alive.]]
for alike.



[[folder:Kasandra ''(Kasane)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/InoriMinase (Japanese), Kosha Engler (English)
-->Designed by: Shirabii

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer



!!Optional Blades
[[folder:Common Blades]]
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-->Voiced by: Various

The most common type of Blade. While they lack the versatility and growth potential of Rare Blades, they help fill out gaps in your party and complete mercenary missions. Their strength is estimated in "crowns"; 1-4 crowns denote increasingly strong common Blades, and 5 marks a Rare.

* BoringButPractical: Especially in the early game, before you get any good special Blades. Once you have a full set, they remain useful for Merc missions and for the key items earned by filling out their affinity charts, which can be cashed in for large amounts of WP.
* CantCatchUp: Common blades don't have nearly as many segments on their affinity chart, so it's unlikely you'll be using that 1-crown Blade all the way through the endgame.
* ComMons: You will probably get a lot of these while trying to get a rare Blade.
* CrutchCharacter: Tend to be this until one can draw enough Rare Blades, or in Mercenary Missions. ''Especially'' the one Gramps hands over, which cannot be released or transferred.
* EmergencyWeapon: The Blade that Gramps hands over cannot be ditched or transferred.
* FacelessMooks: Used by most NPC Drivers.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: 4-crown common Blades can very useful warriors. They're still of considerable value even outside of battle, as they leave behind a super rare Overdrive Protocol if released with a filled-out affinity chart.
* PlayerMooks: Their main purpose in the mid-game is to send them on mercenary missions.
* ElementalPowers: Can come in any element save for Light.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Common Blades come in 4 body types, [[ArtificialHuman Male]], [[RobotGirl Female]], [[TopHeavyGuy Big Male]], and [[PantheraAwesome Quadruped]], with slight variations based on their element, weapon, and helmet design. Given the number of Core Crystals you'll be awakening, you'll see all the different variants quite quickly.

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!!Optional Blades
[[folder:Common Blades]]
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-->Voiced by: Various

The most common type

* DarkIsNotEvil: Her element is darkness and she's a living bad luck charm, but she is one
of Blade. While they lack the versatility and growth potential of Rare Blades, they help fill out gaps in your party and complete mercenary missions. Their strength is estimated in "crowns"; 1-4 crowns denote increasingly strong common Blades, and 5 marks a Rare.

* BoringButPractical: Especially in the early game, before you get any good special Blades. Once you have a full set, they remain useful for Merc missions and for the key items earned by filling out their affinity charts, which can be cashed in for large amounts of WP.
* CantCatchUp: Common blades don't have nearly as many segments on their affinity chart, so it's unlikely
nicest Blades you'll be using that 1-crown ever meet.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Kas herself is a friendly, cheery girl, who happens to radiate bad luck and darkness.
* FamedInStory: Her previous Driver was a local Argentum celebrity, one of their best salvagers and a very rare Nopon Driver. Well, until he got eaten by a giant fish. Today, only stories remain.
* {{Irony}}: Kasandra is acquired from the "Lucky Core Crystal".
* TheJinx: Kasandra isn't aware of it, but her mere presence seems to cause misfortune to those around her, including her previous Driver who was eaten by a monster.
* MaskOfPower: She wears a fox-shaped mask behind her head most of the time, which rattles every time misfortune is about to happen. For Kasandra's Lv. 3
Blade all the way through the endgame.
Special, ''Secret Desire'', she enters an unconscious state upon putting on her mask to draw upon her true power.
* ComMons: You will probably get a lot WideEyedIdealist: She is completely unaware of these while trying her own powers and ditzy enough to not realize even when told straight to her face (but she is aware that she can't fully control them yet). The dissonance between her attitude as a perpetually cheerful girl always ready to help those in need and most people's desire to get a rare Blade.
* CrutchCharacter: Tend to be this until one can draw enough Rare Blades, or in Mercenary Missions. ''Especially''
the one Gramps hands over, which cannot be released or transferred.
* EmergencyWeapon: The Blade that Gramps hands over cannot be ditched or transferred.
* FacelessMooks: Used by most NPC Drivers.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: 4-crown common Blades can very useful warriors. They're still of considerable value even outside of battle, as they leave behind a super rare Overdrive Protocol if released with a filled-out affinity chart.
* PlayerMooks: Their main purpose in
hell away from the mid-game "calamity witch" is to send them on mercenary missions.
* ElementalPowers: Can come in any element save for Light.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Common Blades come in 4 body types, [[ArtificialHuman Male]], [[RobotGirl Female]], [[TopHeavyGuy Big Male]], and [[PantheraAwesome Quadruped]], with slight variations based on their element, weapon, and helmet design. Given the number of Core Crystals you'll be awakening, you'll see all the different variants quite quickly.
hilarious.



[[folder:Adenine ''(Shiki)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto (Japanese), Laural Lefkow (English)
-->Designed by: Koji Ogata

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-->Voiced by: Creator/MamikoNoto Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki (Japanese), Laural Lefkow Nikki Hartung (English)
-->Designed by: Koji Ogata
Shunya Yamashita



-->'''Element''': Wind

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* AnArmAndALeg: Has parts of her body just... missing. This doesn't seem to hinder her at all.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It can be easy to mistake her for a boy due to her short hair.
* BadassBookworm: Enjoys books, especially ancient literature and historical texts. Her weapons are spiked tomes that materialize around her wrists like gauntlets, and a giant volume hangs from her back on a chain. Her strength stat is also higher than average compared to some of the other rare Blades.
* CashGate: Her Affinity Nodes are opened by acquiring and translating ancient books. One of them can be found on auction in Argentum, where the bidding options range from pennies to a small fortune... Subverted, though, as the Nopon are such penny-pinchers that even the lowest available bid is sufficient enough to buy the book.
* HappyDance: When she gets really excited, she dances by hopping on one foot and spinning in place while shaking her hand above her head.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Subverted. At the end of her personal side quest, she decides to make the World Tree's data archive her home for the rest of her life due to its wealth of knowledge (she notes it will take one-thousand years to study all of it, but her Driver won't live as long). However, she can still travel with the party and be sent on Merc Missions. She'll just be spending her free time in the archive instead of Garfront.]]
* PaperMaster: Her robe is made of sheets of paper, and her attacks are accompanied by pages flying everywhere.
* PowerFist: Manifests a pair of combat knuckles (in the form of books that project energy spikes).
* TooManyBelts: Has several belts integrated into her outfit.
* WorthyOpponent: In her Heart-to-Heart, she matches wits with a scholarly Nopon who laid eyes on the same book she wanted. No one wins, but the Nopon bows out gracefully and allows her to purchase the text.
* WhammyBid: During an auction in Argentum, you have the option to bid a large quantity of gold for a Tome of Morytha; the other bidders are putting up laughably small amounts. The auction may drag out longer than necessary unless you stump them all with a sack of cash, one of which is also a laughably small amount (30 G).

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* AnArmAndALeg: Has parts GenkiGirl: All it takes is one look at her into or profile art to know she's full of energy.
* MotorMouth: Will happily talk her Driver's ears off. One bit of victory chatter has Nia begging Kora to let her get some sleep this time.
* PomPomGirl: One
of her body just... missing. This doesn't seem to hinder specials is even called "Electric Pompoms", and if her at all.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It can be easy
Driver starts a fight with a sneak attack, she'll start trying to mistake lead a cheer chant for them. She's far too nice (and out of genre) to qualify for TheCheerleader though.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She gets called out on this by Mythra (despite actually wearing more than she does).
* ValleyGirl: Has shades of this personality if
her for a boy due to her short hair.
MotorMouth is any indication.
* BadassBookworm: Enjoys books, especially ancient literature and historical texts. Her weapons are spiked tomes that materialize around her wrists like gauntlets, and a giant volume hangs WorthyOpponent: Considers Mythra one from her back on a chain. Her strength stat is also higher than average compared to some of the other rare Blades.
* CashGate: Her Affinity Nodes are opened by acquiring and translating ancient books. One of them can be found on auction in Argentum, where the bidding options range from pennies to a small fortune... Subverted, though, as the Nopon are such penny-pinchers that even the lowest available bid is sufficient enough to buy the book.
* HappyDance: When she gets really excited, she dances by hopping on one foot and spinning in place while shaking her hand above her head.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Subverted. At the end of
their Girl Power contest during her personal side quest, she decides to make the World Tree's data archive her home for the rest of her life due to its wealth of knowledge (she notes it will take one-thousand years to study all of it, but her Driver won't live as long). However, she can still travel with the party and be sent on Merc Missions. She'll just be spending her free time in the archive instead of Garfront.]]
* PaperMaster: Her robe is made of sheets of paper, and her attacks are accompanied by pages flying everywhere.
* PowerFist: Manifests a pair of combat knuckles (in the form of books that project energy spikes).
* TooManyBelts: Has several belts integrated into her outfit.
* WorthyOpponent: In her Heart-to-Heart, she matches wits with a scholarly Nopon who laid eyes on the same book she wanted. No one wins, but the Nopon bows out gracefully and allows her to purchase the text.
* WhammyBid: During an auction in Argentum, you have the option to bid a large quantity of gold for a Tome of Morytha; the other bidders are putting up laughably small amounts. The auction may drag out longer than necessary unless you stump them all with a sack of cash, one of which is also a laughably small amount (30 G).
quest.



[[folder:Agate ''(Meno)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AtsumiTanezaki (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Yusuke Kozaki

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[[folder:Agate ''(Meno)'']]
[[folder:KOS-MOS ''(KOS-MOS Re:)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AtsumiTanezaki Mariko Suzuki (Japanese), Laila Pyne Caitlin Thorburn (English)
-->Designed by: Yusuke Kozaki
Kunihiko Tanaka



-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe

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-->'''Element''': Earth
Light
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe
Ether Cannon



* AnAxeToGrind: Unlike most {{Cute Witch}}es, she's armed with a battleaxe.
* BigNo: Agate mistakes a Nopon for a giant bug. She screams when it starts moving toward her.
* CuteWitch: Her outfit is designed to resemble a witch's dress, hat 'n all.
* GemstoneAssault: Agate's Specials kick up brilliant pink jewels from the ground to pierce foes.
* GoalInLife: Unlike many Blades, Agate is reborn with a specific desire. Because she will one day return to her Core Crystal, she wants to unearth a brand new mineral that's never been seen before. [[spoiler:Her personal sidequest ends with the discovery of her own gemstone: the real-life mineral, agate.]]
* LadyOfAdventure: Her intro cutscene and field lines make it clear that Agate has an absolute blast just exploring the world and seeing what there is to find.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name, Meno, directly means "Agate". Interestingly, it's an InvertedTrope within the game world. Agate is a rock-hunter as a hobby and her personal quest is to find a new mineral to name after herself.
* {{Understatement}}: Tora chimes up when Agate casually mentions that she has a "bit of a problem" with bugs.
-->'''Tora:''' "Bit of problem" understatement of the year.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''Freaks'' when fighting bugs and insectoid enemies.
-->'''Agate: WAAAH! GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!''' I'm not joking, ''get it away!''

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* AnAxeToGrind: Unlike most {{Cute Witch}}es, she's armed AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Implied to be this to the Aegis as the party states that in the side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," if KOS-MOS hadn't helped them the party would be overwhelmed by an army of Artificial Blades.
* GuestFighter: She's from ''VideoGame/{{XenoSaga}}'', Creator/MonolithSoft's previous RPG series.
* LightEmUp: Shares this element only
with Mythra and, [[spoiler:if you're lucky with Tiger Tiger, Poppi QTπ, exclusively]].
* MythologyGag: In KOS-MOS's side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," she winds up befriending
a battleaxe.
young girl from Tantal named Astelle, who is a nod to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Shion Uzuki]].
* BigNo: Agate mistakes a Nopon for a giant bug. OneManArmy: She screams when it starts moving toward took down an army of Artificial Blades by herself.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In gameplay. She's a very solid Blade to use but unfortunately has to share her element and battle role with [[GameBreaker Mythra]]. It is also interesting to note that if Rex has her equipped and switches to her during a battle, KOS-MOS might say her battle output is on par with that of Mythra's, but one would have to listen closely through the battle noise to hear
her.
* CuteWitch: Her outfit PersonOfMassDestruction: She took down over 90 Artificial Blades by herself and is designed to resemble a witch's dress, hat 'n all.
* GemstoneAssault: Agate's Specials kick up brilliant pink jewels from
implied her power is at least on par if not better than the ground to pierce foes.
Aegis.
* GoalInLife: Unlike many Blades, Agate is reborn with a specific desire. Because she will one day return to her Core Crystal, she wants to unearth a brand new mineral that's never been seen before. [[spoiler:Her personal sidequest ends with the discovery of her own gemstone: the real-life mineral, agate.]]
* LadyOfAdventure: Her intro cutscene and field lines make it clear that Agate has an absolute blast just exploring the world and seeing
ShootOutTheLock: From what there is to find.
* MeaningfulName: Her Japanese name, Meno, directly means "Agate". Interestingly, it's an InvertedTrope within the game world. Agate is a rock-hunter as a hobby and her personal quest is to find a new mineral to name after herself.
* {{Understatement}}: Tora chimes up when Agate casually mentions that
she has a "bit to say about it, her Lockpicking skill is clearly less than subtle.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Zeke's cousin, Astelle, believes KOS-MOS is the most powerful Blade on the face
of a problem" Alrest and given how she has firsthand experience with bugs.
-->'''Tora:''' "Bit of problem" understatement of the year.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''Freaks'' when fighting bugs and insectoid enemies.
-->'''Agate: WAAAH! GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!''' I'm not joking, ''get it away!''
KOS-MOS's capabilities she doesn't believe without merit.



[[folder:Azami]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher (English)
-->Designed by: hakus

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon

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[[folder:Azami]]
[[folder:Newt ''(Nyutsu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese), Teresa Gallagher Janine Harouni (English)
-->Designed by: hakus

Takeshi Nogami

-->'''Role''': Attacker
Tank
-->'''Element''': Darkness
Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon
Chroma Katana



* AmbiguouslyBi: She has deeply flirtatious intentions for her Driver, regardless of their gender.
* CheshireCatGrin: She frequently displays [[https://i.redd.it/b96992f5l4201.jpg an unsettling smile]].
* CreepyGood: She means well, but her cyborg-like appearance, TrueSight, questionable ethics, and obsessive attachment to her Driver make her a little unnerving even to her own allies.
* CreepyLongFingers: Averted. Her artwork makes her look like she has a giant, skeletal hand holding her Ether Cannon, but it's just a part of the cannon itself.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She is a Dark Blade with puppet-like limbs and a ruthless approach to solving problems; but she is ultimately loyal to the party. At least, as long as her beloved Driver is there.
* GlassCannon: Par for the course with Ether Cannon users. Her strength is amplified when her Driver is badly hurt, which means her best work is usually done seconds from KO.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In her personal side quest, she was able to shoot down an airship with one well-placed shot from her [[{{BFG}} Ether Cannon]] thanks to her TrueSight.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: During her personal quest, she squeezes information out of a bioterrorist by threatening to force-feed him his own poison (which is strong enough to kill Titans).
* MagicalEye: Her left eye flares purple when she activates her TrueSight. With it, she can spy on anyone, anywhere - even on other continents. [[ParanoiaFuel Don't run.]]
* MarionetteMotion: She looks and dances like a ballerina puppet. In her summoning cutscene, her limbs are visibly held up by strings.
* StalkerWithACrush: Gives off this vibe with her Driver, whomever they may be.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not really evil per say, but out of all the optional Blades the party can awaken, Azami is one of the most ruthless, even by [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Blade]] standards.
* {{Yandere}}: Azami does not appreciate those who prevent her from monopolizing her Driver. Some of her personal Merc Missions involve targeting these individuals (whether lethally or not is unclear, but all she clarifies is that they've been punished at the end). She doesn't react well to being sent on Merc Missions either, as she interprets it as her Driver looking for an excuse to get rid of her. If you release her, her departure line can come off as a veiled threat.
-->'''Azami:''' Don't think this is over. It will ''never'' be over.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: She has deeply flirtatious intentions for her Driver, regardless of {{BFS}}: Played with. Her extra arms are gigantic and scale up any weapon they get their gender.
* CheshireCatGrin: She frequently displays [[https://i.redd.it/b96992f5l4201.jpg an unsettling smile]].
* CreepyGood: She means well,
hands on to their size. Her usual katana dwarfs the Aegis when she uses it, but her cyborg-like appearance, TrueSight, questionable ethics, and obsessive attachment to her when wielded by a Driver make her a little unnerving even to her own allies.
* CreepyLongFingers: Averted. Her artwork makes her look like she has a giant, skeletal hand holding her Ether Cannon, but
it's just a part of the cannon itself.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She is a Dark Blade with puppet-like limbs and a ruthless approach to solving problems; but she is ultimately loyal to the party. At least, as long as her beloved Driver is there.
* GlassCannon: Par for the course with Ether Cannon users. Her strength is amplified when her Driver is badly hurt, which means her best work is usually done seconds from KO.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In her personal side quest, she was able to shoot down an airship with one well-placed shot from her [[{{BFG}} Ether Cannon]] thanks to her TrueSight.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: During her personal quest, she squeezes information out of a bioterrorist by threatening to force-feed him his own poison (which is strong enough to kill Titans).
* MagicalEye: Her left eye flares purple when she activates her TrueSight. With it, she can spy on anyone, anywhere - even on other continents. [[ParanoiaFuel Don't run.]]
* MarionetteMotion: She looks and dances like a ballerina puppet. In her summoning cutscene, her limbs are visibly held up by strings.
* StalkerWithACrush: Gives off this vibe with her Driver, whomever they may be.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not really evil per say, but out of all the optional Blades the party can awaken, Azami is
one of the most ruthless, even by [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Blade]] standards.
smallest blades in the game.
* {{Yandere}}: Azami CurbStompBattle: When she expresses concern that Gormott's ardainite garrison does not appreciate those who prevent seem up to par in skills or training, the captain tells her from monopolizing her Driver. Some not to worry, for their strength lies in their Titan superweapons. Her reaction is to request a one-on-one duel with the Alrest equivalent of a large tank, and promptly wreck it in one hit (via CatchAndReturn, no less). The soldiers get the message.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: There's a huge, blinking eye on the back
of her personal Merc Missions involve targeting these individuals (whether lethally or not head.
* {{FanGirl}}: Of military stuff in general and ships in particular.
* HotBlooded: Newt
is unclear, but all she clarifies is intense. There's really no other word.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her side quest makes it increasingly clear
that they've even with all the love she has for the army, she would make a ''terrible'' soldier. Her first reflex when facing any hardship is to run in and crush it with all her might, and is often gone before anyone can tell her to calm down. It only works because might is something she has in spades. By the end, she has the respect of the entire ardainite army, and even Emperor Niall himself is praising her strength... and also pleading her to stop rushing in like that before she gets herself killed (which would be crushing to the soldiers who now see her as a beloved hero).
* MeaningfulName: Newts are a subfamily of Salamanders, which were believed to have
been punished at the end). She doesn't react well to being sent on Merc Missions either, as she interprets it as her Driver looking for an excuse to get rid born of fire.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Comes with two huge extra arms that float around
her. If you release her, They're FloatingLimbs but still act like they're connected to her departure line body (though their shoulders are at head level).
* TopHeavyGuy: Her body is normally proportioned, except for the two extra arms that are humongous. In her intro, she
can come off as do push-ups no problem, but falls over when she does a veiled threat.
-->'''Azami:''' Don't think this is over. It will ''never'' be over.
sit-up.



[[folder:Boreas ''(Idaten)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaHirano (Japanese), Jules de Jongh (English)
-->Designed by: I-IV

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[[folder:Boreas ''(Idaten)'']]
[[folder:Nim ''(Uka)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaHirano Creator/MaoIchimichi (Japanese), Jules de Jongh Caitlin Thorburn (English)
-->Designed by: I-IV
Nakaba Higurashi



-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball

to:

-->'''Element''': Wind
Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball
Knuckle Gloves



* {{Acrofatic}}: He is absurdly fast; he's somehow able to travel from one Titan to another in less than a second, and can steal just about anything from an Indoline statue to Emperor Niall's underwear without being noticed.
* BellyMouth: His entire body is one giant mouth, letting him gobble down vast quantities of food. It's also where he hides his Bitball and [[BreathWeapon various other weapons]].
* BigEater: His huge size isn't just for show; he can eat food without ever getting full, and all of his Affinity Chart requirements pertain to food in some way.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Boreas is ''weird''. Despite the aforementioned BellyMouth (with no digestive system to be seen) he still has a head... that he can take off and juggle around like it's a hat. His limbs are penguin-like flaps that morph into large hands when he needs to hold something. While most rare Blades just look weird, Boreas' body is a total mystery.
* CashGate: One of multiple Blades that require some degree of monetary investment to power up. That said, unlike Sheba and her piggybank, and Adenine and her ancient tomes, filling up his food stash should be comparatively-affordable.
* DiscOneNuke: Provided that you unlock him early, he's one of the game's most durable healers. His skills are fairly easy to upgrade, too - just buy him a lot of food.
* ExtremeOmnivore: By his logic, if it tastes good, it's on the menu. He jokes about [[ImAHumanitarian potentially eating Nopon if they are tasty enough]] in a conversation with Tora, but draws the line at actually doing so.
* MeaningfulName: Depending on language, either the Greek god of the north wind, or the fastest runner in the Buddhist pantheon.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his favored item types is Cosmetics.
-->'''Boreas:''' How do I look? Pretty?
* StoneWall: What makes him so desired as a healer. Boreas has absurdly high defense ratios, which is rare for healers and even more so for Bitball users. Even if the designated tank goes down, Boreas' Driver might actually last long enough to get everyone on their feet again.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: He is absurdly fast; he's somehow able to travel from one Titan to another in less than FantasticRacism: She has a second, and can steal just about anything from an Indoline statue to Emperor Niall's underwear without being noticed.
* BellyMouth: His entire body is one giant mouth, letting him gobble down vast quantities
low opinion of food. It's also where he hides his Bitball and [[BreathWeapon various other weapons]].
* BigEater: His huge size isn't just for show; he can eat food without ever getting full, and all
Mor Ardain, as she finds their exploitation of his Affinity Chart requirements pertain to food in some way.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Boreas is ''weird''. Despite the aforementioned BellyMouth (with no digestive system
nature to be seen) he still has a head... that he can take off and juggle around like it's a hat. His abhorrent. Throughout her sidequest, she often assumes Mor Ardain is up to no good.
* LittleBitBeastly: Has animal
limbs are penguin-like flaps and nose.
* MartialPacifist: Non-violent to the point
that morph into large hands she's been known to attempt to reason with monsters, but when he needs to hold something. While most rare Blades just look weird, Boreas' body is a total mystery.
* CashGate: One of multiple Blades that require some degree of monetary investment to power up. That said, unlike Sheba
the talking obviously fails she gets pissed and her piggybank, starts punching. Hard.
* MultipleHeadCase: She has what appear to be two pet foxes,
and Adenine and her ancient tomes, filling up his food stash should be comparatively-affordable.
* DiscOneNuke: Provided that you unlock him early, he's one of the game's most durable healers. His skills are fairly easy to upgrade, too - just buy him a lot of food.
* ExtremeOmnivore: By his logic, if it tastes good, it's on the menu. He jokes about [[ImAHumanitarian potentially eating Nopon if
they are tasty enough]] in a conversation with Tora, seem to be sentient... but draws the line at they actually doing so.
grow out of her back.
* MeaningfulName: Depending on language, either SpeaksFluentAnimal: She's able to communicate with [[FantasticFoxes Phonexes]]. Nim also tries to speak to a large Antol in Temperantia during her side quest to free the Greek god of the north wind, or the fastest runner in the Buddhist pantheon.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his favored item types is Cosmetics.
-->'''Boreas:''' How do I look? Pretty?
* StoneWall: What makes him so desired as a healer. Boreas
Phonexes it has absurdly high defense ratios, which is rare for healers and even more so for Bitball users. Even if the designated tank in its captivity, but that goes down, Boreas' Driver might actually last long enough with as much success as you'd think speaking to get everyone on their feet again.
a wild non sentient beast would go.



[[folder:Dagas ''(Kubira)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/modtrvb.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese), Dar Dash (English)
-->Designed by: hakus

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe

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[[folder:Dagas ''(Kubira)'']]
[[folder:Perceval ''(Vasara)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/modtrvb.org/pmwiki/pub/images/qztxypq.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/MamoruMiyano Creator/{{KENN}} (Japanese), Dar Dash Kerry Shale (English)
-->Designed by: hakus

Yasushi Suzuki

-->'''Role''': Attacker
Tank
-->'''Element''': Fire
Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe
Chroma Katana



* BlueBlood: Dressed like a Napoleonic monarch, with a haughty attitude to boot.
* CoolChair: Has a regal red throne, as seen in his summoning. He also materializes it for some idle animations.
* CoolCrown: Wears a crown at an angle.
* ErmineCapeEffect: Wears an elaborate cape and is never seen without it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although he treats the party as his retainers, he cares for them in his own way. After the party helps him with his sidequest, he starts utilizing more of his power to aid the party, [[spoiler:which is reflected with his gaining a more useful affinity chart, better stats, and more aux core slots]].
** Even before the end of his quest, he has moments where his kinder side shines through. He is very polite and courteous when questioning Torigoth's chief about his past, and the main reason why he decides to battle the arrogant behemoth is to avenge his people.
* MysteriousPast: It's still unclear whether Regideria was his kingdom, if he even had a kingdom in the first place.
* PrestigeClass: [[spoiler:After completing his quest, his trust level resets, but in exchange, he gets a number of field skills, the potency of his specials and battle skills increases, his stats increase, and he gets 3 aux cores slots instead of 1]].
* PrinceCharmless: His ego tends to rub the party the wrong way. With enough investment, though, he genuinely offers his support in battle and in mercenary missions.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's just as capable in battle as any other Blade. [[spoiler:Completing his quest increases his battle prowess all around]].

to:

* BlueBlood: Dressed DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being of the Darkness element, looking like a Napoleonic monarch, demon and being a ruthless assassin, he is very heroic.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Believes that letting his foes spend the rest of their lives locked away for their crimes is far worse a fate than just killing them, as his old nemesis finds out the hard way.
* IWorkAlone: When the party tracks down a doctor and his primary accomplice in a fraud scam, Perceval immediately rushes ahead of the party to subdue them both for the Ardanian authorities to take into custody. He then promptly ignores the party's concerns about working on matters like that together, and arranges for Merc Missions where he personally doles out justice to others he determined to be involved in a similar fashion. Of course, while Perceval must be the leader of any teams you send out for these missions, you can still back him up
with a haughty attitude other Blades.
* KnightErrant: His desire is
to boot.
punish evildoers wherever they may be.
* CoolChair: Has a regal red throne, as seen in his summoning. He also materializes it for some idle animations.
* CoolCrown: Wears a crown at an angle.
* ErmineCapeEffect: Wears an elaborate cape and is never seen without it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
ThouShaltNotKill: Although he treats the party as his retainers, he cares for them was a ruthless assassin in his own way. After the party helps him with previous incarnation, this instance of Perceval has sworn to never take a human life in his sidequest, duties.
* UnstableEquilibrium: Every time
he starts utilizing more of defeats an enemy his power to aid increases. This can often encourage the party, [[spoiler:which is reflected with his gaining a more useful affinity chart, better stats, and more aux core slots]].
** Even before the end
player to take down hordes of his quest, he has moments where his kinder side shines through. He is very polite and courteous when questioning Torigoth's chief about his past, and the main reason why he decides enemies to battle the arrogant behemoth is to avenge his people.
* MysteriousPast: It's still unclear whether Regideria was his kingdom, if he even had a kingdom in the first place.
* PrestigeClass: [[spoiler:After completing his quest, his trust level resets, but in exchange, he gets a number of field skills, the potency of his specials and battle skills increases, his stats increase, and he gets 3 aux cores slots instead of 1]].
* PrinceCharmless: His ego tends to rub the party the wrong way. With enough investment, though, he genuinely offers his support in battle and in mercenary missions.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's just as capable in battle as any other Blade. [[spoiler:Completing his quest increases his battle prowess all around]].
reap this bonus.



[[folder:Dahlia ''(Tsuki)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/NaomiShindo (Japanese), Kelly Burke (English)
-->Designed by: [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Risa Ebata]]

-->'''Role''': Healer

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[[folder:Dahlia ''(Tsuki)'']]
[[folder:Perun ''(Tokiha)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maq7ban.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ad08opr.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/NaomiShindo Creator/AmiKoshimizu (Japanese), Kelly Burke Ria Lina (English)
-->Designed by: [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Risa Ebata]]

Takahiro Kimura

-->'''Role''': HealerAttacker



-->'''Weapon''': Bitball

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-->'''Weapon''': Bitball
Megalance



* TheAgeless: Like any Blade, her physical appearance will stay the same over many incarnations. She appreciates the fleeting nature of human beauty by contrast.
* CombatStilettos: The rear talons on her feet are greatly elongated, giving her this effect.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Perhaps the straightest example in the game, given her LittleBitBeastly aspects go to a further extreme than usual while at the same time keeping her very humanoid in the face and overall body
* HiddenDepths: She has a talent for ice sculpture, using her freezing powers to preserve flowers and other items as delicate reliefs.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: She's given the a Texan SouthernBelle accent in the dub which leads to a weird case of translation during her side quest. In Japanese, a little girl tells her she sounds like Zeke (who has the same accent), but in English, tells her that she does NOT sound like Zeke (whose accent was adapted into a rougher way of speaking but Dahlia's wasn't).
* LittleBitBeastly: Her hands and feet are massive paws, she has a small fluffy tail plus rather sharp teeth and her hair turns into giant rabbit ears. That said, she wouldn't describe herself as a rabbit girl.
* MsFanservice: Is the bustiest character in the game by a good margin, has an ImpossibleHourglassFigure, wears a [[VaporWear translucent minidress]] complete with AbsoluteCleavage, and has quite a bit of {{Gainaxing}} to boot.
* ShesGotLegs: Like a rabbit she walks on her toes, with her heels being functionally part of her legs, making her legs appear all the longer.

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* TheAgeless: Like any Blade, TheBait: During her physical appearance will stay personal quest, she suggests that she splits away from the main party to distract the kidnappers while Rex and company free all the children.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her panties are always visible. Her in-game art is
the same over many incarnations. She appreciates the fleeting nature of human beauty by contrast.
* CombatStilettos: The rear talons
as you see on her feet are greatly elongated, giving her this effect.
page, only in closer detail.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Perhaps ForGreatJustice: Much like Godfrey, she likes going on about smiting evil and fighting for justice.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Not
the straightest example biggest bust in the game, given but clearly the bounciest. All the more impressive when the rest of the cast is relatively subdued in that regard. (Takahiro Kimura [[AuthorAppeal is notorious for this sort of thing]]; how he goaded the 3D animators into doing it, though, that's anyone's guess.)
* OfCorsetsSexy: Her outfit includes a blue corset.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: You'll need to exploit this to complete
her LittleBitBeastly aspects go to a further extreme than usual while at the same time keeping her very humanoid in the face and overall body
* HiddenDepths: She
chart, since she has a talent for ice sculpture, at least one Affinity Node that requires using her freezing powers to preserve flowers and other items as delicate reliefs.
exclusive skill, Chivalry, in Merc Missions.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: {{Underboobs}}: She's given the a Texan SouthernBelle accent in the dub which leads to a weird case of translation during her side quest. In Japanese, a little girl tells her she sounds like Zeke (who has the same accent), but in English, tells her basically got an inverse CleavageWindow going on that she does NOT sound like Zeke (whose accent was adapted into a rougher way shows the underside of speaking but Dahlia's wasn't).
* LittleBitBeastly: Her hands and feet are massive paws, she has a small fluffy tail plus rather sharp teeth and
her hair turns into giant rabbit ears. That said, she wouldn't describe herself as bouncy chest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hers is
a rabbit girl.
* MsFanservice: Is the bustiest character in the game by a good margin, has an ImpossibleHourglassFigure, wears a [[VaporWear translucent minidress]] complete
long silver ponytail with AbsoluteCleavage, and has quite a bit of {{Gainaxing}} to boot.
bluish glow at the end.
* ShesGotLegs: Like a rabbit she walks on her toes, ZettaiRyouiki: She sports this along with her heels being functionally part of her legs, making her legs appear all the longer.
DangerouslyShortSkirt.



[[folder:Electra ''(Raiko)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/HimikaAkaneya (Japanese), Clare Corbett (English)
-->Designed by: Asato Mizu

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer

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[[folder:Electra ''(Raiko)'']]
[[folder:Praxis ''(Mikumari)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/HimikaAkaneya Creator/AyaneSakura (Japanese), Clare Corbett Rebecca Kiser (English)
-->Designed by: Asato Mizu

CHOCO

-->'''Role''': Tank
Attacker
-->'''Element''': Electric
Water
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer
Megalance



* AttackReflector: One of her skills deals damage back to an enemy when struck.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Really wants to help everyone she meets... If only she could do it without zapping the daylights out of them.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has one pointy canine that is noticeable in both her character art and model.
* GlacierWaif: She is a Tank-type Blade, despite looking like a little girl.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Design-wise, she's based off Raijin, the Shinto God of Storms.
* PowerIncontinence: She angsts a lot over it. Her power is impressive but she has little control over it. She usually ends up shocking people (such as Nia) just by physical contact and has trouble using electricity at levels that aren't "fry everything". Her personal sidequest involves intensive training to fine-tune that dreaded power of hers.
* TheGlomp: Does this to Nia during her sidequest, [[AmusingInjuries with hilarious results]].

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* AttackReflector: One of TheAtoner: After their reincarnation by the heroes, her skills deals damage back and Theory's personal side quest involves them atoning for their criminal Core Crystal Hunter past to an enemy when struck.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Really wants to help everyone she meets... If only she could do it without zapping
the daylights out people of them.
Fonsa Myma.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has one pointy canine that is noticeable in both BoobsAndButtPose: Her artwork has her character art leaning forward to show her butt and model.
* GlacierWaif: She is a Tank-type Blade, despite looking
bending her spine backwards to show her boobs. It's not the same pose as Theory's, but it gets the same effect, and it still looks like a little girl.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Design-wise,
she's based off Raijin, the Shinto God of Storms.
trying to herniate about 8 discs.
* PowerIncontinence: She angsts a lot over it. Her power is impressive but she has little control over it. She usually ends up shocking people (such as Nia) just by physical contact BorrowedCatchphrase: In her and has trouble using electricity at levels that aren't "fry everything". Her Theory's personal sidequest involves intensive training to fine-tune side quest, "Theory and Praxis," there is a mini quest that dreaded power has the group find a bully in Uraya and retrieve something he stole from another kid. Praxis "threatens" to unleash her "Eye of hers.
Shining Justice" on the bully unless he behaves. Zeke then admits that her EyepatchOfPower is cooler than his.
* TheGlomp: Does this EyepatchOfPower: She and Theory sport eyepatches on opposite eyes, and they were both powerful thieves making lives miserable for Alrest before their defeat and reincarnation.
* GenkiGirl: Has a personality as bubbly as her appearance.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Despite having a [[GenkiGirl girly]] personality and even having the Girls' Talk skill, many characters note that some of Praxis's habits don't really show her being girly. Theory mentions that Praxis is horrible with housework in their combined side quest. In Kora's side quest, both she and Mythra are hesitant
to Nia have Praxis judge them on their "Girl Power" (provided she's also active in the party during the side quest to have her sidequest, [[AmusingInjuries with hilarious results]].part) because some things they list off on Praxis not being girly include her being a messy eater and diving into the bathtub; Praxis storms off insulted.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Theory, whether as former Core Crystal hunters or under the custody of the heroes. For the latter, Praxis tries to be a CoolBigSis to the cold Theory due to their similarities and past history.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sending her into battle against giant bug enemies will cause her to freak out and request an exterminator.



[[folder:Finch ''(Ibuki)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AoiYuuki (Japanese), Jules de Jongh (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer

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[[folder:Finch ''(Ibuki)'']]
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[[folder:Sheba ''(Rinne)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AoiYuuki Creator/AriOzawa (Japanese), Jules de Jongh Naomi [=McDonald=] (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

F. Parsley

-->'''Role''': Tank
Attacker
-->'''Element''': Wind
Water
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer
Ether Cannon



* AccidentalMisnaming: Tends to get characters' names wrong, such as calling Dromarch "Bromarch." Even gets into a misnaming match with the Tirkin countess, Omulette, at the end of her personal quest.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Finch can forget that she used up an attack, thus using it again with no cooldown.
* BirdPeople: A Blade in the shape of a green-feathered, humanoid bird.
* BlushSticker: She has two round red blushes on her cheeks to highlight her cuteness.
* BoldExplorer: Loves adventure and discovering new places and sights to behold. Except that with her brain problems, all it takes is a minute of not looking somewhere to forget all about it. Which makes her happier because it means everything is always new to her.
* TheDitz: Scatterbrained, forgetful, and adorable. She even forgets her name upon being summoned, despite [[ThirdPersonPerson having said it multiple times]].
* ForgetfulJones: Her special skill is called "Bird-Brained" and she fits the bill.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Zeke's is the only name Finch actually remembers, including her own. While he's flattered by it, it also feels like [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg not being invited to a party]].
* NotSoDifferent: Her personal quest kicks off in earnest when the [[BirdPeople Tirkin]] mistake her for a [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped Tirkin countess]], so Finch goes off to find her to prove she's smarter than them. It turns out the countess went to Tantal, and forgot where home was. The king spaces out and tries to give Finch the position anyway - because she, the king, and the entire tribe have all forgotten who the missing royal was. Finch and Countess Omulette become friends, but both have a knack for completely forgetting people's names.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: She sounds pretty snarky when drawing aggro in combat.
-->'''Finch:''' Someone's being ''TAR-GET-TED''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Finch mentions that she dreams of being buried in a pile of Stuffed Meaty Carrots. Unfortunately, sometimes she forgets and mistakes other people's dishes for her own - like Juicy Samod or Cream Orange Paratha.
--> '''Nia:''' "That's MY favorite, you twit!"

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Tends BadassGay: She wants an 'entourage' of beautiful women, her Affinity Tree has multiple nodes that are filled out by recruiting, fighting alongside or talking to get characters' names wrong, such as calling Dromarch "Bromarch." Even gets women, and her weapon is an enormous cannon.
* BathingBeauty: She spends about 90% of the time in her flying bathtub drinking tea, [[AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub which she uses to travel everywhere]], and [[NonNudeBathing her outfit is a fancy bathing suit]]. Also, one of her attacks involves [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming]] the [[ImprovisedWeapon bathtub]]
into a misnaming match her enemies, thus playing with the Tirkin countess, Omulette, at the end of CantBatheWithoutAWeapon and inverting DeadlyBath.
* CashGate: Her powers and abilities revolve around amassing as much wealth as possible, and you need to donate over 1,000,000 G into
her personal quest.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Finch
coffers in order to fully power her up. [[spoiler:Fortunately, you can forget recoup some of the initial cost of acquiring her core crystal by talking to the merchant again after resonating with her, thanks to an oath sworn by said merchant's grandfather.]]
* DiscOneNuke: She's considered pretty good as far as Ether Cannon Blades go, and she'd have to be to be worth 500,000 G just to get her Core Crystal (let alone the cash needed to access higher tiers of her Affinity Chart). That said, by exploiting the Salvage mechanic, you can buy her, and access her entire Affinity Chart, as early as Chapter 4 (or even 3, if you're extremely patient).
* FailedASpotCheck: She gets swindled out of the 1 million G you invested in her by buying an island in the Leftherean Archipelago with the promise of a beautiful mansion overlooking a large beach. Her illusion is shattered only when she finally opens her eyes on the island.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: She lists Pandoria among her Entourage in the ''Sheba's Dream'' Heart-To-Heart. That said, it can be viewed before Zeke and Pandoria become party members.
* GlassCannon: A trait she shares with Ether Cannons in general, but it's predictably pronounced with Sheba's low defense and high attack modifiers. Her aggro-reduction passives are necessary for keeping her Driver out of the firing line, since they won't last long under direct attack.
* HaremSeeker: The English script merely uses Entourage as a thinly-veiled euphemism, but in Japanese, Sheba is loud and proud about wanting a harem, right up to using the actual word to Pyra's face.
* TheHedonist: Her dream is a fabulous banquet with a harem of beautiful women.
* IdleRich: Floats around in a giant bathtub made of water.
* IncompatibleOrientation: She's a LipstickLesbian, and wishes for a harem of beautiful women. That said, the female party members with an explicit sexual preference tend to be straight.
* LipstickLesbian: She constantly seeks female companionship on and off the battlefield, sees men as servants to be used rather than romantically pursued, and makes suspiciously sexual advances on just about every woman in the party. In her personal Heart-To-Heart, she wishes to hold a banquette where she lists off every last female character in the main cast as her guest list. In the Japanese script, her orientation and goals are stated outright, while in the English script her being solely attracted to women is kept mainly ambiguous but is still outright pointed out in a Heart-To-Heart with Mythra and Kora.
* LandmarkSale: She gets swindled by a Nopon who sells her an island in the Leftherean Archipelago. She was promised a huge island complete with a mansion, but only realizes the scam when everyone points out the dinky little island to her.
* MakingASplash: Has the water element, and is shown to be able to control water telekineticly. The merchant who sold her core crystal even comments about the bathtub made of water
that she used up an attack, thus using it again with no cooldown.
floats around in.
* BirdPeople: A Blade MegaTwintails: They end in large points resembling conch shells.
* [[MegatonPunch Megaton Kick]]: Performs one during her sidequest. [[https://i.imgur.com/mBjVSwf.gif That poor, poor Nopon...]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: She's almost completely human-like except for
the shape elongated fish tail (which would make up the entire lower body of a green-feathered, humanoid bird.
* BlushSticker: She has two round red blushes on
any other merfolk) behind her cheeks to highlight legs.
* PunnyName: Her Squad Name is "Royal Teas", which does describe
her cuteness.
* BoldExplorer: Loves adventure and discovering new places and sights to behold. Except that with
fondness of drinking tea while bathing, but it also sounds like "Royal Tease" or "royalties", both of which hint at her brain problems, all it takes is a minute of not looking somewhere to forget all about it. Which makes her happier because it means GoldDigger personality.
* RichBitch: Downplayed. Almost
everything is always new to her.
* TheDitz: Scatterbrained, forgetful, and adorable. She even forgets her name
she says revolves around making money or holding banquettes, but she doesn't actively look down upon being summoned, despite [[ThirdPersonPerson having said it multiple times]].
* ForgetfulJones: Her special skill is called "Bird-Brained" and she fits
the bill.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Zeke's is
less fortunate or try to make herself the only name Finch center of attention in any malicious way. She's actually remembers, including quite friendly, offers to buy gifts to her own. While he's flattered by it, it also feels like [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg not being invited female companions, and has an unshakeable sense of justice to a party]].
* NotSoDifferent: Her personal quest kicks off
help any female in earnest when the [[BirdPeople Tirkin]] mistake immediate need. It's only during her for a [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped Tirkin countess]], so Finch goes off to find her to prove she's smarter than them. It turns out the countess went to Tantal, and forgot where home was. The king spaces out and tries to give Finch the position anyway - because she, the king, and the entire tribe have all forgotten who the missing royal was. Finch and Countess Omulette become friends, but both have a knack for completely forgetting people's names.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: She sounds pretty snarky when drawing aggro in combat.
-->'''Finch:''' Someone's being ''TAR-GET-TED''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Finch mentions
final quest, "Fool's Gold" that she dreams of being buried in a pile of Stuffed Meaty Carrots. Unfortunately, sometimes treats Rex, Tora, and Zeke as servants.
* RoyalWe: As to emphasize her royal status,
she forgets addresses herself as more than one person.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: She has a more refined vocabulary fitting of her "royal" stature than most.
-->'''Sheba:''' We shan't know unless we try. Come, let us perambulate
and mistakes other people's dishes look for suspicious individuals.
* SweetTooth: Really enjoys
her own - like Juicy Samod or Cream Orange Paratha.
--> '''Nia:''' "That's MY favorite, you twit!"
tea time and desserts are among her favorite pouch items.



[[folder:Floren ''(Hotaru)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/KaoriIshihara (Japanese), Clare Corbett (English)
-->Designed by: Taiki

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball

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[[folder:Floren ''(Hotaru)'']]
[[folder:Theory ''(Seori)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/KaoriIshihara Creator/AyakoKawasumi (Japanese), Clare Corbett Sarah Borges (English)
-->Designed by: Taiki

CHOCO

-->'''Role''': Healer
Tank
-->'''Element''': Earth
Ice
-->'''Weapon''': Bitball
Chroma Katana



* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Floren exploits his cute looks for all they're worth. It's even an exclusive Field Skill, which lets him get free items by charming certain [=NPCs=]. In his introduction, he briefly drops the goody-two-shoes act to celebrate duping another rube.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Several characters refer to him as a young girl, but he rarely bothers to correct them. He's listed as male for the purpose of Merc Mission deployment requirements.
* GreenThumb: As his flowery appearance and green attire suggests, plantlife is his domain, though it's folded into DishingOutDirt as far as the game's element system is concerned.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Perhaps due to his floral nature, he does not take kindly to being pitted against giant bug monsters.

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* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Floren exploits his cute looks TheAtoner: After their reincarnation by the heroes, her and Praxis's personal side quest involves them atoning for all they're worth. It's their criminal Core Crystal Hunter past to the people of Fonsa Myma. However, Theory is not as enthused as Praxis in rebuilding their reputations, believing there's no point, but eventually warms up to the idea.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Her official art shows her in this pose.
* EyepatchOfPower: She and Praxis sport eyepatches on opposite eyes, and they were both powerful thieves making lives miserable for Alrest before their defeat and reincarnation.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Praxis, to the point that the old Theory wanted Praxis to rejoin the Core Crystal hunters once Praxis is reawakened by the heroes, but [[spoiler:kills off her own Driver so that Rex and the others would have her Core Crystal instead]]. Upon her reawakening to the side of good, Theory is distant from everyone, but does warm back up to Praxis eventually due to Praxis promising to remember the friendship they were meant to have.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Theory wants Praxis back so much that she tries to make her remember her old life, and eventually leads Praxis' new Driver into a fight with her Driver. [[spoiler:When Praxis refuses to become a criminal like she was before, Theory removes the person she sees as getting in their way of being together again, her own Driver.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: After being reawakened by the heroes as a new Blade, Theory has a bit of a distant icy demeanor, befitting an ice-element Blade. She's
even an exclusive Field Skill, which lets him get free items by charming certain [=NPCs=]. In his introduction, he briefly drops reluctant to be close to Praxis despite the goody-two-shoes act to celebrate duping another rube.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Several characters refer to him as
fact that they were a young girl, but he rarely bothers to correct them. He's listed as male for the purpose of Merc Mission deployment requirements.
* GreenThumb: As his flowery appearance and green attire suggests, plantlife is his domain, though it's folded into DishingOutDirt as far
team previously as the game's element system is concerned.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Perhaps due to his floral nature, he
Core Crystal Hunters. However, she does not take kindly warm up to Praxis and the others upon doing their combined side quest and even calls her "Big Sis" at times.
* WhenSheSmiles: As noted at the end of her and Praxis's shared sidequest, her
being pitted against giant bug monsters.
able to smile naturally is a very good look for her.



[[folder:Godfrey ''(Guren/Glen)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ToruFuruya (Japanese), Julian Kostov (English)
-->Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

-->'''Role''': Tank

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[[folder:Godfrey ''(Guren/Glen)'']]
[[folder:Ursula ''(Nanakoori)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ToruFuruya Creator/RinaHidaka (Japanese), Julian Kostov Phillipa Alexander (English)
-->Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

Risa Ebata

-->'''Role''': TankHealer



-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer

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-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer
Knuckle Gloves



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: He has a really hard time with the idea of NecessaryEvil, which causes a few problems when he attempts to shut down Tantal's black market (aka the only reliable source of food in the icy Titan).
* DontThinkFeel: According to him, the idea of living with justice only seems complicated because people think too hard about morality.
* ForGreatJustice: Godfrey is obsessed with justice, righteousness, and helping the downtrodden, which is reflected in his exclusive Merc Missions.
* ShutUpHannibal: After a criminal named Sandstream leads Godfrey around on a quest just to show him how terrible the world is and how meaningless his ideals are, Godfrey points out that every wicked thing he saw was directly the result of Sandstream's actions, and swiftly takes him down.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: All Godfrey's field skills are exclusive to him, and all of them are called for by at least a few merc missions. It's often worth making him team leader just to get the most out of him.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: He has a really hard time ActionPet: Her polar bear, Beary, battles alongside her.
* BearyFriendly: {{Pun}} aside, Ursula's polar bear is nice and quiet like her, but also does most of the fighting
with the idea of NecessaryEvil, which causes a few problems when he attempts to shut down Tantal's black market (aka the only reliable source of food in the icy Titan).
* DontThinkFeel: According to him, the idea of living with justice only seems complicated because people think too hard about morality.
* ForGreatJustice: Godfrey is obsessed with justice, righteousness, and helping the downtrodden, which is reflected in
his exclusive Merc Missions.
claws.
* ShutUpHannibal: After a criminal named Sandstream leads Godfrey around on a quest just to show him how terrible the world is and how meaningless his ideals are, Godfrey points MagikarpPower: Filling out that every wicked thing he saw was directly the result her affinity chart requires one to send her on an absurd amount of Sandstream's actions, and swiftly takes him down.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: All Godfrey's field skills are exclusive to him, and all of them are called for by at least a few merc
mercenary missions. It's often worth making him team leader However, this leads to her filling out most of her chart on her own. She also learns great healing skills, such as healing good chunks of each party member's HP just by switching in.
* MundaneUtility: Thanks
to get the base length of her merc missions being only 10 minutes, they happen to be the most efficient way of filling out other Blades' affinity charts.
* MythologyGag: At the end
of him.
a battle, Ursula might sing a few notes of a tune she came up with, which sounds like it came from ''[[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Engage the Enemy]]''. Rex picks up on it and hums it himself.
* ShrinkingViolet: Despite her natural talent as a singer and musician, her crippling shyness and fear of attention make fulfilling her dreams of stardom an uphill task.



[[folder:Gorg ''(Yuuou)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TomoakiMaeno (Japanese), Mikey O'Connor (English)
-->Designed by: Soraya Saga

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[[folder:Gorg ''(Yuuou)'']]
[[folder:Vale ''(Mei)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TomoakiMaeno Sayaka Senbongi (Japanese), Mikey O'Connor Jessica Preddy (English)
-->Designed by: Soraya Saga
Yasuomi Umetsu



-->'''Element''': Water
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe

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-->'''Element''': Water
Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Greataxe
Megalance



* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He'll blame himself if the party wipes.
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: He's the only Water Rare Blade who's drawn from a random core crystal (all others are drawn from unique ones and can be applied with complete foresight).
* TheStrategist: Gorg's Heart-to-Heart and personal sidequest reveal his strong tactical acumen, especially in the kitchen.
* SweetTooth: Gets easily distracted by tasty-looking desserts. In his personal sidequest, Gorg pursues his dream of opening his very own sweets shop.
* UnscaledMerfolk: His theme invokes this.

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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He'll blame himself if DarkIsNotEvil: She may be a darkness-element Blade with the demeanor of a rebellious and indifferent teenager, Vale does value the bonds she shares with her Driver and friends.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very sarcastic and acerbic, but she means well.
* {{Goth}}: Very much so. With that said, while she likes to talk a lot about darkness and witches and similar topics, she draws the line at actual meddling with the forces of evil. Her sidequest deals with getting rid of a Nopon ''satanic cult'' attempting to summon demons into this world.
* NotAMorningPerson: It takes Pyra's threatening to reveal Vale's secrets to
the party wipes.
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: He's the only Water Rare Blade who's drawn from a random core crystal (all others are drawn from unique ones and can be applied with complete foresight).
* TheStrategist: Gorg's Heart-to-Heart and personal sidequest reveal his strong tactical acumen, especially
to get her to wake up in the kitchen.
morning.
* SweetTooth: Gets easily distracted by tasty-looking desserts. In his personal sidequest, Gorg pursues his dream TextileWorkIsFeminine: Outside of opening his very battles, she specializes in weaving textiles. She can create her own sweets shop.
* UnscaledMerfolk: His theme invokes this.
textiles after speaking to the old woman in charge of the textile store in Fonsett Village.



[[folder:Herald ''(Teni)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaEndo (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)
-->Designed by: Hideo Minaba

-->'''Role''': Attacker

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[[folder:Herald ''(Teni)'']]
[[folder:Vess ''(Musubi)'']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iislmwc.org/pmwiki/pub/images/qfjq11t.jpg]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AyaEndo Miki Takahashi (Japanese), Laila Pyne Lucy Newman-Williams (English)
-->Designed by: Hideo Minaba

Kia Asamiya

-->'''Role''': AttackerHealer



-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon

to:

-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon
Bitball




* TheAtoner: She vows to use her great power for good to make up for the destruction of the Theospeti Temple in the past.
* TheBerserker: She goes on a rampage upon utilizing her full power. There's a reason she was sealed up.
* GlassCannon: On top of being an Ether Cannon Blade, which is naturally glassy, one of her abilities increases any damage done by, and taken by, her Driver at max Affinity.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: She is remarkably powerful for a rare Blade, only losing out to the likes of Mythra and KOS-MOS. She is able to equip up to three Aux Cores, is able to snipe enemies from a distance while other team members distract them, and is easy to unlock her full affinity tree. However, her battle skill, Dissolve Seal, while it allows her Driver to deal more damage at max affinity, it also has them receive more damage in return.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Her mech armor is styled after a dragon as to emphasize her great but uncontrollable power.
* MinmaxersDelight: Her unique passive [[GlassCannon increases damage taken]], sure. But it's on an Ether Canon, one of only two ranged weapons, and one that comes bundled with aggro-reduction tools. If her Driver's getting hit by anything more than the occasion AOE attack something's gone horribly wrong.
* MundaneUtility: One of Ursula's ''many'' mercenary missions requires three electric blades and three ether cannon blades, and said mission requires Ursula herself to be in it, meaning that one of the blades on the mission must fit both qualities. Herald is one such reliably accessible example.
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Laias by herself, noting her similarity in power to [[LightEmUp KOS-MOS]]. If she and KOS-MOS are under the same Driver during battle and the Driver switches to Herald, she might say that she'll show no mercy to their foes like KOS-MOS would.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She destroyed a temple and killed nearly everyone in it by herself as well as took down many Laias that was overwhelming the party in the side quest "The Calm and the Storm". However, her [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity tremendous power]] caused her to attack the party and nearly overwhelmed them including the Aegis. If she hadn't stopped herself from proceeding on the attack the party would have died on the spot. Note that she does this after spending a substantial amount of time in an environment that weakens blades.
--> '''Nia:''' "A few seconds more and we'd have been toast too..."
* PowerGivesYouWings: The only Blade to travel by floating via her dragon-based mech armor aside from Sheba, who [[IdleRich sits in her giant floating bathtub]].
* SchizoTech: Her futuristic draconic mech armor, especially considering that she is obtainable in Tantal.
* SealedBadassInACan: After she went berserk in the past and destroyed Theospiti Temple, her previous Driver [[CantLiveWithoutYou killed himself to stop her]], returning her to her Core Crystal. This crystal was then hidden behind a cracked wall ''and'' sealed inside an ominous altar that requires an offering of a lot of [[BloodMagic blood (or blood-like things, such as red fruits)]] to open. Naturally, opening the seal causes [[TheDreaded a bit of panic]] among the residents of Theosoir, and the King himself meets the party outside the shrine to inform you of ''why'' that Core Crystal was sealed away. He [[ThePowerOfTrust chooses to trust]] that Rex and company can keep Herald's power in check, though.
* StationaryWings: Herald's armor has dragon wings that don't flap, but she is capable of flight regardless.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: She doesn't exactly lose her mind, but her inability to control her power has her attack anyone in her way, friend and for alike.

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\n* TheAtoner: She vows to use DubNameChange: Not just her, but her great power for good to make up for signature dish was renamed as well. Her specialty is making dumplings. That said, the destruction of the Theospeti Temple in the past.
* TheBerserker: She goes on a rampage upon utilizing her full power. There's a reason she was sealed up.
* GlassCannon: On top of being an Ether Cannon Blade, which is naturally glassy, one of her abilities increases any damage done by, and taken by, her Driver
"dumplings" are obviously Onigiri[=/=]Rice Balls. Well, at max Affinity.
least they weren't called [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Jelly Doughnuts]].
* InfinityMinusOneSword: She is remarkably powerful for a rare Blade, MeaningfulName: For only losing out to the likes of Mythra and KOS-MOS. She is able to equip up to three Aux Cores, is able to snipe enemies from a distance while other team members distract them, and is easy to unlock her full affinity tree. However, original Japanese name. ''Omusubi'' is another name for her battle skill, Dissolve Seal, while it allows her Driver to deal more damage at max affinity, it also has them receive more damage in return.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Her mech armor is styled after a dragon as to emphasize her great but uncontrollable power.
* MinmaxersDelight: Her unique passive [[GlassCannon increases damage taken]], sure. But it's on an Ether Canon, one of only two ranged weapons, and one that comes bundled with aggro-reduction tools. If her Driver's getting hit by anything more than the occasion AOE attack something's gone horribly wrong.
* MundaneUtility: One of Ursula's ''many'' mercenary missions requires three electric blades and three ether cannon blades, and said mission requires Ursula herself to be in it, meaning that one of the blades on the mission must fit both qualities. Herald is one such reliably accessible example.
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Laias by herself, noting her similarity in power to [[LightEmUp KOS-MOS]]. If she and KOS-MOS are under the same Driver during battle and the Driver switches to Herald, she might say that she'll show no mercy to their foes like KOS-MOS would.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She destroyed a temple and killed nearly everyone in it by herself as well as took down many Laias that was overwhelming
trademark onigiri. When the party first discovers her cooking specialty, no one is surprised.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Her face has very noticeably different proportions, with a large nose and broad eyes,
in contrast to the side quest "The Calm {{Animesque}}-style the rest of the characters use. Kia Asamiya was after all mostly active during the late 80's/early 90's (see ''Manga/SilentMobius'' for instance) and the Storm". However, her [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity tremendous power]] caused her to attack the party and nearly overwhelmed them including the Aegis. If his style still reflects this.
* ParentalSubstitute: After Mabon's wife passed away,
she hadn't stopped herself from proceeding took on the attack role of being his kids' surrogate mother. Apparently, she was a great mother.
* TeamMom: She takes on this role upon joining
the party would team. Even in Merc missions she tells the team that they have died on the spot. Note that she does this after spending a substantial amount of time in an environment that weakens blades.
--> '''Nia:''' "A few seconds more and we'd have been toast too..."
* PowerGivesYouWings: The
only Blade to travel by floating via 300G each for snacks.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves Fruity Rice Balls. Appropriately,
her dragon-based mech armor aside from Sheba, who [[IdleRich sits in "dumplings" (actually Rice Balls) are her giant floating bathtub]].
* SchizoTech: Her futuristic draconic mech armor, especially considering that she is obtainable in Tantal.
* SealedBadassInACan: After she went berserk in the past
only, and destroyed Theospiti Temple, her previous Driver [[CantLiveWithoutYou killed himself to stop her]], returning her to her Core Crystal. This crystal was then hidden behind a cracked wall ''and'' sealed inside an ominous altar that requires an offering of a lot of [[BloodMagic blood (or blood-like things, such as red fruits)]] to open. Naturally, opening the seal causes [[TheDreaded a bit of panic]] among the residents of Theosoir, and the King himself meets the party outside the shrine to inform you of ''why'' that Core Crystal was sealed away. He [[ThePowerOfTrust chooses to trust]] that Rex and company can keep Herald's power in check, though.
* StationaryWings: Herald's armor has dragon wings that don't flap, but she is capable of flight regardless.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: She doesn't exactly lose her mind, but her inability to control her power has her attack anyone in her way, friend and for alike.
best, dish.



[[folder:Kasandra ''(Kasane)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/InoriMinase (Japanese), Kosha Engler (English)
-->Designed by: Shirabii

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Darkness
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer

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[[folder:Kasandra ''(Kasane)'']]
[[folder:Wulfric ''(Djikarao)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/InoriMinase Creator/ShunsukeTakeuchi (Japanese), Kosha Engler Ronan Summers (English)
-->Designed by: Shirabii

Ryosuke Aiba

-->'''Role''': Tank
Attacker
-->'''Element''': Darkness
Earth
-->'''Weapon''': Shield Hammer
Megalance



* DarkIsNotEvil: Her element is darkness and she's a living bad luck charm, but she is one of the nicest Blades you'll ever meet.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Kas herself is a friendly, cheery girl, who happens to radiate bad luck and darkness.
* FamedInStory: Her previous Driver was a local Argentum celebrity, one of their best salvagers and a very rare Nopon Driver. Well, until he got eaten by a giant fish. Today, only stories remain.
* {{Irony}}: Kasandra is acquired from the "Lucky Core Crystal".
* TheJinx: Kasandra isn't aware of it, but her mere presence seems to cause misfortune to those around her, including her previous Driver who was eaten by a monster.
* MaskOfPower: She wears a fox-shaped mask behind her head most of the time, which rattles every time misfortune is about to happen. For Kasandra's Lv. 3 Blade Special, ''Secret Desire'', she enters an unconscious state upon putting on her mask to draw upon her true power.
* WideEyedIdealist: She is completely unaware of her own powers and ditzy enough to not realize even when told straight to her face (but she is aware that she can't fully control them yet). The dissonance between her attitude as a perpetually cheerful girl always ready to help those in need and most people's desire to get the hell away from the "calamity witch" is hilarious.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Her element BadassBookworm: One of his favorite items types is darkness literature.
* BerserkButton: Gets easily frustrated when people misunderstand him, which ends up just hurting his image more.
* TheBerserker: His fighting style involves a lot of wild swings from his lance
and she's a living bad luck charm, but she is one lot of the nicest Blades you'll ever meet.
button mashing ActionCommands.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Kas herself is ChestBlaster: His Level 2 Special which involves him firing a friendly, cheery girl, beam of earth energy from his chest.
* FaceOfAThug: He's a shy, super nice guy
who happens to radiate bad luck and darkness.
* FamedInStory: Her previous Driver was a local Argentum celebrity, one of their best salvagers and a very rare Nopon Driver. Well, until he got eaten by a giant fish. Today, only stories remain.
* {{Irony}}: Kasandra is acquired from
be the "Lucky Core Crystal".
* TheJinx: Kasandra isn't aware of it,
single most monstrous Blade in the game. He's trying to help people to improve his rep, but her mere presence seems to cause misfortune to those around her, including her previous Driver who was eaten by it's not working all too well when most think he's a monster.
* MaskOfPower: She wears GentleGiant: Played with; off the battlefield, he is very much this trope, and is obviously uncomfortable with how people fear him just for his brutish looks. On the battlefield, however, he is just as vicious as his appearance suggests.
* HeelFaceTurn: He was the Blade of Elder Arachno who attacked the party but after the latter's defeat he joins the party.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: One of his goals so he can have
a fox-shaped mask behind her head most better reputation.
--> '''Wulfric''': "One day, I will make friends with everyone!"
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Is able to understand the speech of monsters. This allows him to solve the Gogol issue in his sidequest diplomatically. He was also formerly the Blade
of the time, which rattles every time misfortune is about to happen. For Kasandra's Lv. 3 Blade Special, ''Secret Desire'', she enters an unconscious state upon putting on her mask to draw upon her true power.
* WideEyedIdealist: She is completely unaware of her own powers
Elder Arachno in Uraya before Rex and ditzy enough to not realize even when told straight to her face (but she is aware that she can't fully control them yet). The dissonance between her attitude as a perpetually cheerful girl always ready to help those in need and most people's desire to get his friends felled the hell away from the "calamity witch" is hilarious.
creature.



[[folder:Kora ''(Zakuro)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki (Japanese), Nikki Hartung (English)
-->Designed by: Shunya Yamashita

-->'''Role''': Healer
-->'''Element''': Electric
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves

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[[folder:Kora ''(Zakuro)'']]
[[folder:Zenobia ''(Yaegiri)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese), Nikki Hartung Jessica Preddy (English)
-->Designed by: Shunya Yamashita

Minoru Iwamoto

-->'''Role''': Healer
Attacker
-->'''Element''': Electric
Wind
-->'''Weapon''': Knuckle Gloves
Greataxe



* GenkiGirl: All it takes is one look at her into or profile art to know she's full of energy.
* MotorMouth: Will happily talk her Driver's ears off. One bit of victory chatter has Nia begging Kora to let her get some sleep this time.
* PomPomGirl: One of her specials is even called "Electric Pompoms", and if her Driver starts a fight with a sneak attack, she'll start trying to lead a cheer chant for them. She's far too nice (and out of genre) to qualify for TheCheerleader though.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She gets called out on this by Mythra (despite actually wearing more than she does).
* ValleyGirl: Has shades of this personality if her MotorMouth is any indication.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Mythra one from their Girl Power contest during her personal side quest.

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* GenkiGirl: All it takes is one look at ArrogantKungFuGuy: She doesn't actively boast about her into or profile art to know she's full of energy.
* MotorMouth: Will happily talk
power, but still makes sure everyone else knows about it through her Driver's ears off. One bit of victory chatter has Nia begging Kora desire to let fight stronger opponents. However, Zenobia does claim that her get some sleep this time.
axe is stronger than [[InfinityPlusOneSword KOS-MOS's]] firepower if both Blades are under the same Driver and the Driver switches to Zenobia during a fight.
--> '''Zenobia:''' [[BadassBoast "My axe beats KOS-MOS's firepower any day!"]]
* PomPomGirl: BadassArmfold: Her default pose, as shown in her artwork. She maintains her armfold almost all the time (in battle, out of battle, and even while swimming) as to emphasize her confidence.
* BadassBookworm:
One of her specials favorite item types is even called "Electric Pompoms", literature.
* BloodKnight: She delights in battling strong enemies; all of her Affinity Chart requirements pertain to defeating Unique Monsters,
and if her Driver starts a fight with a sneak attack, she'll start trying to lead a cheer chant for them. She's far too nice (and out of genre) to qualify for TheCheerleader though.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She gets called out on this by Mythra (despite actually wearing more than she does).
* ValleyGirl: Has shades of this personality if her MotorMouth is any indication.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Mythra one from their Girl Power contest during
her personal side quest.
Quest involves finding and unleashing a SealedEvilInACan just so that she can kick its ass.
* ChallengeSeeker: Oh yes. Most of her fights she just finds underwhelming, hence her endless quest to find actual rivals worthy of her. In gameplay all of her passive skills boost her power the more challenging the battle is (one activates when fighting bosses and Unique Monsters, one activates against higher-level enemies, and the last one increases the more enemies are in the current battle).
* CuteLittleFangs: Has a tiny protruding fang like Electra's, though hers is meant to appear wild more than childish.
* HotBlooded: Very much so, considering her desire to fight strong opponents at any moment.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When faced with what she finally considers a decent challenge (the aforementioned SealedEvilInACan, a giant monster with an absurdly strong HealingFactor), she decides to use her full power for one moment... and promptly [[ATwinkleInTheSky punts it into the stratosphere]]. Apparently going all out just feels ''good'' but it ends fights too quickly for her.
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Her design is based off Fujin, the Shinto God of Wind.
* PhysicalGod: Not only is she, design-wise, based off [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C5%ABjin Fujin]], she's so incredibly powerful that, when she decides to go all out, the target of her full power instantly [[ATwinkleInTheSky pulls a Team Rocket]].
* PowerFloats: Floats slightly above the ground while in battle.
* TheRival: Considers herself as one to Mythra and wants to fight her if her Heart-to-Heart is any indication, but knows that she's no match against an Aegis.
* UnskilledButStrong: Unquestionably the strongest Blade in terms of raw physical power, but she's well aware that challenging people like Jin or Mythra would take more than pure strength. Too bad her plan to fix that is to get even stronger.
* WillfullyWeak: As much as she wants to go all out, she limits herself because, otherwise, fighting wouldn't be fun.



[[folder:KOS-MOS ''(KOS-MOS Re:)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (Japanese), Caitlin Thorburn (English)
-->Designed by: Kunihiko Tanaka

-->'''Role''': Attacker
-->'''Element''': Light
-->'''Weapon''': Ether Cannon



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Implied to be this to the Aegis as the party states that in the side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," if KOS-MOS hadn't helped them the party would be overwhelmed by an army of Artificial Blades.
* GuestFighter: She's from ''VideoGame/{{XenoSaga}}'', Creator/MonolithSoft's previous RPG series.
* LightEmUp: Shares this element only with Mythra and, [[spoiler:if you're lucky with Tiger Tiger, Poppi QTπ, exclusively]].
* MythologyGag: In KOS-MOS's side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," she winds up befriending a young girl from Tantal named Astelle, who is a nod to [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Shion Uzuki]].
* OneManArmy: She took down an army of Artificial Blades by herself.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In gameplay. She's a very solid Blade to use but unfortunately has to share her element and battle role with [[GameBreaker Mythra]]. It is also interesting to note that if Rex has her equipped and switches to her during a battle, KOS-MOS might say her battle output is on par with that of Mythra's, but one would have to listen closely through the battle noise to hear her.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She took down over 90 Artificial Blades by herself and is implied her power is at least on par if not better than the Aegis.
* ShootOutTheLock: From what she has to say about it, her Lockpicking skill is clearly less than subtle.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Zeke's cousin, Astelle, believes KOS-MOS is the most powerful Blade on the face of Alrest and given how she has firsthand experience with KOS-MOS's capabilities she doesn't believe without merit.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newt ''(Nyutsu)'']]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese), Janine Harouni (English)
-->Designed by: Takeshi Nogami

-->'''Role''': Tank
-->'''Element''': Fire
-->'''Weapon''': Chroma Katana

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Implied to be this to the Aegis as the party states that in the side quest, "Artificial Intelligence," if KOS-MOS hadn't helped them the party would be overwhelmed by an army of Artificial Blades.
* GuestFighter: She's from ''VideoGame